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The MS Therapy Centre NW provides vital relief for those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. They badly need our support to continue their work. I hope that this concert will both raise funds and awareness of the centre's fantastic work.
MS Symptoms: Fatigue, numbness, balance and coordination problems, vision problems, pain, cognitive dysfunction, depression, weakness, tremor, the list is endless. Symptoms vary from person to person. No two people with MS have exactly the same disease course.
There are many different types of Multiple Sclerosis and it ranges from mild to severe. I am diagnosed with Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS),which is like a first attack of MS. (May or may not evolve into MS. Lesions showing on spine/brain on MRI put a person at higher risk of developing MS. I have lesions on both my spine and my brain). I am currently OK but many others suffer daily.
Types of MS:
Relapsing Remitting MS: A person experiences relapses/attacks followed by periods of remission. (However the disease process is still continuing during remission). It is the most common type. (Around 85% of people diagnosed have RRMS).
Secondary Progressive MS: This follows Relapsing Remitting. The disease progresses more steadily. At this stage a person may no longer have periods of remission.
Primary Progressive MS: This type has no relapses/attacks but a steady worsening of neurological functioning.
Progressive Relapsing MS: Least common type.(Only 5% of people diagnosed have PRMS). A person experiences disease progression from the beginning but also has occasional relapses/attacks.
Malignant MS: Malignant or Marburg's Varient is an extremely aggressive form of the disease and very rare.
Benign MS: A person who has had MS for over 15 years with no decline. (Few relapses and little or no disability). However, neurologists may be reluctant to diagnose someone with this type as even after many years of seemingly no disease progression someone who appeared to have Benign MS may start to decline.
Devics disease- a rare disorder which resembles MS.
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