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Bladder Spasms and MS: Understanding the Connection

Bladder Spasms and MS: Understanding the Connection

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that disrupts the signals between your brain and body. These improper signals can cause muscle spasms across the body, leading to sexual, bowel, and urinary dysfunction. Bladder spasms can cause...
Posted 08/30/2022

Why Are MS Muscle Spasms Worse at Night?

Why Are MS Muscle Spasms Worse at Night?

Muscle spasms are common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and they can feel worse at night. As many as 80 percent of people with MS experience muscle spasms or stiffness. Spasms can be painful and make parts of the body jerk...
Posted 08/25/2022

MS and Fever: Managing Symptoms and Body Temperature

MS and Fever: Managing Symptoms and Body Temperature

If you’re sensitive to temperatures — especially heat — and your multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms feel worse when you have a fever, you’re not alone. MS causes damage (called demyelination) to the myelin sheaths of nerve cells in the central...
Posted 08/18/2022

How Is MS Fatigue Measured?

How Is MS Fatigue Measured?

As many as 95 percent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience fatigue. Measuring fatigue can provide important insights into how best to treat and manage this common symptom. The causes of MS-related fatigue are currently not fully...
Posted 07/22/2022

MS and Pelvic or Groin Pain: Are They Connected?

MS and Pelvic or Groin Pain: Are They Connected?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause a wide variety of symptoms. One of the most common symptoms of MS is physical pain. For some people with MS, this pain affects the pelvic area or groin, leading to considerable discomfort. It is worth noting,...
Posted 05/27/2022

Can Stiff Neck Be a Symptom of MS?

Can Stiff Neck Be a Symptom of MS?

People living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can present with a wide variety of symptoms, from motor and cognitive issues to physical and emotional changes.
Posted 05/26/2022

MS and Tinnitus: How To Manage Ringing in the Ears

MS and Tinnitus: How To Manage Ringing in the Ears

Hearing problems are not among the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but they do occur. Some people experience temporary or permanent hearing loss (deafness), while others experience a symptom called tinnitus — hearing ringing or...
Posted 05/26/2022

Does MS Make You Sensitive to Bright Lights?

Does MS Make You Sensitive to Bright Lights?

Photophobia, or photosensitivity, is eye pain, discomfort, and light sensitivity. It can be caused by a light source such as sunlight, incandescent light, or fluorescent light. Light sensitivity is a common complaint among people living with...
Posted 05/25/2022

Can MS Cause Fainting or Blacking Out?

Can MS Cause Fainting or Blacking Out?

Some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience spells of fainting (syncope) or blacking out (temporary loss of vision and consciousness). These may be related to extreme dizziness and vertigo (feeling off-balance), or they may have other...
Posted 05/25/2022

MS and Blood Sugar: Understanding Risks of High or Low Glucose

MS and Blood Sugar: Understanding Risks of High or Low Glucose

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and its treatments can sometimes affect blood sugar levels, causing them to soar too high or dip too low. If your blood sugar levels are abnormal, you may need to work with your doctor to help treat the issue. High or low...
Posted 05/25/2022
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