What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
MS is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms. It’s a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although some people are affected less seriously with milder symptoms.
What are the symptoms of MS?
MS can cause a wide range of symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. There’s no definitive list of first signs. What could be an early MS symptom for one person may never be experienced by another.
One of the more likely early symptoms of MS is a problem with vision. This is often because it’s a more ‘concrete’ symptom as opposed to harder-to-define neurological symptoms like numbness or tingling. You shouldn’t assume that these symptoms are a sign of MS – not everyone who experiences them will go on to get an MS diagnosis.
Agincare’s MS care and support
MS affects everyone differently and can take various forms. Although it can be life-changing, with the right support, you don’t have to lose your independence or your sense of self.