Dr. Hendin explains if a patient will always develop paralysis after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and shares where a patient with MS can receive information about this condition.
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Multiple Sclerosis and Paralysis Dr. Barry J. Hendin: MS does not always cause paralysis. It is a disease which may present differently or uniquely in any individual. So, some of the neglected symptoms include fatigue which is actually the most common symptom in MS. Sometimes a mild cognitive problems including things like difficulty multitasking. Sometimes problems with incoordination or double vision or decreased vision but again, there are many possibilities depending upon the individual and the most common is fatigue. Where Can Multiple Sclerosis Patients Go To Find Additional Information? Dr. Barry J. Hendin: Patients with MS frequently are interested in more information and some of that information should come from their physician, from their MS nurse. That’s probably a good starting point. Many of my patients also go to the web and learn from the abundant information there. The other great resource is the National MS Society. The local chapters include a chapter with which I’m affiliated, that is the Arizona Chapter. The National MS Society has frequent programs to try to teach patients or newly diagnosed what this disease is, what’s available for patients with disease. It also provides resource for patients in trouble, economic trouble try to navigate the social circumstances of MS.

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