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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Diagnostic Procedures MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurologic disability characterized by destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding neurons in the Central Nervous System and its replacement sclerotic tissue. What Could Go Wrong Effects on Caregiver Symptoms Treating a patient with MS would cause a caregiver to take safety precautions to ensure that the patient does notfall or obtain any extra injuries. The caregiver would have to take extra care to notice when the patient's muscles are wearing out.This constant awareness could be stressful for the caregiver. On theother hand, seeing a patient with MS progress and better his/her symptoms could bring the caregiver joy and a feeling of accomplishment. Common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include: -unsteady gait -blurred/double vision -speech disturbances -paralysis -electric-shock sensation with neck movements -fatigue -dizziness -numbness or weakness in limbs Patients with MS have a high risk of falling, which could lead to other injuries. Patients with MS are also at a higherrisk for developing epilepsy, depression, and complicationswith bladder, bowel, and sexual function. Treatment Prognosis There is no official test to diagnose MS, so it is often diagnosed by testing for common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and ruling out other conditions that produce similar symptoms. Commonly used techniques include-Multiple Resonance Imaging (MRI)-Spinal taps -Blood tests -Evoked potential tests Effects on Patient and Family The prognosis of MS is highly variable depending on the exacerbations experienced by each patient. There is no cure, but MS does not usually affect life expectancy. Because there is no cure, treatment focuses on recovering from attacks, slowing the progression of MS, and managing symptoms. Examples of treatment: For attacks- corticosteroids For modifying progression-beta interferons For signs/symptoms- physical therapy As a patient's condition worsens they may become unable to perform all the activities they once could. This could be frustrating for the patient and stressful for family members to take on a caregiving role.
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