Frequently Asked Questions on Multiple Sclerosis


What are the symptoms of MS?

Symptoms of multiple slerosis include blurred vision, loss of immunity and balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness and more.

Who can get MS?

Multiple sclerosis may occour in people of any age, gender, and any ethnic background. MS is mostly diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40, but it may develop in young children, teens and older adults as well. MS is more common in women than in men, by a ratio of 3 to 1. Individuals with a parent or sibling with MS have a slightly increased risk.

How is MS Treated?

Although, there is no cure for MS yet, but treatment plans may help in reducing the progress and symptoms oF MS. Long-term medications should be started as early as possible MS is diagnosed. Heavy doses of anti-inflammatory medicines, called corticosteroids, are used to treat relapses. Other drugs and therapies with lifestyle changes, can help you better manage the day-to-day symptoms of MS.

Is MS contagious?

No, MS is not contagious but you may be at a higher risk if your parent or sibling has been diagnosed multiple sclerosis.