MS disease, which is seen in nearly 3 million people in the world, has reached 35 thousand in Turkey.

There is a multiple sclerosis disease known as multiple sclerosis which is seen in about 3 million people worldwide. Experts state that MS, which is common in our country at a young age, affects about 35,000 people.

Specialist Dr. Birsen Aydın reminded citizens that the third week of May is MS Sickness Week and warned citizens.

Aydın stated that various symptoms such as blurred vision, numbness in the arms, legs and arms occur in MS disease, which is one of the neurological findings, Aydın said: “Multiple sclerosis is usually seen between the ages of 20 and 40. It is a disease that is more common in women than in men. There are approximately 3 million MS patients worldwide and approximately 35,000 MS patients in our country. Due to various causes in our immune system, damage occurs in the brain and spinal cord cells in the central nervous system. Depending on this damage, different neurological findings occur in patients. Among these neurological findings are several symptoms, such as blurred vision, double vision, numbness in the arms, legs and face, weakness, dizziness, unsteady gait and difficulty concentrating.

Aydın stated that there is no cure worldwide and MS patients are treated with different treatment options depending on the frequency of the attacks. conduction exams. While there is no global cure for MS disease, there are several treatment options that reduce the frequency of attacks. Treatments aimed at reducing symptoms, attack treatment and strong preventive treatments can be used. I advise our patients with MS to stay away from harmful substances such as cigarettes and alcohol, which often make them tired and not involved in daily activities, to exercise and definitely to use vitamin D.

Aydın finally pointed out that MS is not an infectious disease and said:

“We do not advise MS patients to be in hot environments, especially saunas and Turkish baths, as they exacerbate their current complaints. For MS patients it is a chronic disease, but it is not an infectious disease. It has a chronic course, with early diagnosis and early treatment options, the quality of life of the patients can be continued in a positive way. We advise our patients with complaints to consult a neurologist as soon as they notice their complaints. Early diagnosis and treatment is very important for patients.

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