Living with any type of disease can be difficult and cause challenges in your life, especially if you’re living with Multiple Sclerosis. The impact it has on your life and others can be grand and sometimes may make you feel that there’s nothing you can do, fortunately, there is. Though this fight is a constant battle, there are ways to prepare for the inevitable flare-ups.
What Is Relapse-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is when the body’s immune system attacks the insulation that protects the nerves (myelin). This can lead to the nerves being damaged as well.
This is the basis of MS and how it starts, but many don’t know that there are multiple forms of multiple sclerosis. One form of multiple sclerosis is relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is when your MS causes relapses or flare-ups. Usually, people will have relapse-remitting MS at the first diagnosis, which can get progressively worse over time.
When being diagnosed with relapse-remitting, the doctor will ask you a series of questions such as what your symptoms are while also putting you through a series of tests such as MRIs to scan the brain and spine, blood tests and visual evoked potentials.
Your healthcare provider will mostly focus on how your vision is when asking you questions about your symptoms. MS affects your vision and muscles the most.
4 Remedies To Prevent A Flare-Up
When one has relapse-remitting MS, they have to be aware that there is MS relapse and MS pseudo relapse that may happen.
A pseudo relapse is when you experience old symptoms coming back or old symptoms coming back and starting to worsen. This is usually because