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Aurora Health Care experts explain Multiple Sclerosis

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – It's a disease that affects about 400,000 people in the United States.

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic illness that primarily affects the nervous system. While currently there’s no cure for it, for the vast majority of people who have MS, the disease is not fatal. Although MS is a lifelong condition, many of its symptoms can be managed and controlled with medications and lifestyle adjustments.

Multiple Sclerosis is labeled as a “silent disease” or an “invisible disability.” Many people with MS look no different from someone without it because some of the symptoms such as blurred vision, sensory problems, and chronic pain, are not visible.

No two people have the exact same multiple sclerosis symptoms, but there are several signs that are widespread, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Weakness
  • Walking problems
  • Vision problems
  • Dizziness
  • Bladder or bowel problems
  • Emotional changes
  • Balance problems

March is recognized as Multiple Sclerosis month. For more information about MS, please click here.

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