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Multiple Sclerosis Canada – Doctors Face Challenges In Diagnosis

Nov 12th 2014 at 9:43 PM

Many place of work, hospitals and society groups offer COPD diagnosis and very few cases are not faced challenges, For doctor out of this is the most significant risk factor.

Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is a very frustrating disease because doctors do not really understand what causes it and they cannot also offer a definite cure. In fact, there are many possible causes for this disease; they include environmental and genetic issues. Patients who suffer from this disease have to deal with a lot of discomfort that arises on account of their immune system malfunctioning.

The body starts to destroy the insulating covers of cells in the brain and spinal cord. If you visit a Multiple Sclerosis Canada specialist to get the correct diagnosis of your ill health then you should be aware of the fact that doctors sometimes get confused regarding the symptoms of the disease.

It is an unfortunate fact that doctors face immense challenges when trying to diagnose Multiple Sclerosis. There are a few reasons for this. For one, there is no one test that can help doctors diagnose this disease with certainty. In addition, not every person has the most common symptoms of MS which are sensitivity to heat, pain, tingling sensation and fatigue. To make things more confusing, there are other diseases that share some of the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

The confusion caused due to incorrect diagnosis of MS can sometimes result in patients getting SLE treatment instead. SLE, also known as Lupus, is a chronic disease that results in inflammation of the joints, skin and kidneys. Patients suffering from Lupus develop fatigue, skin rashes and sensitivity to the sun, amongst other symptoms. These symptoms are fairly similar to those of MS. As a result, this disease is commonly confused with MS; doctors are therefore required to conduct tests to eliminate one disease or the other as the cause.

A person who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis might also encounter breathing problems brought upon by reduced lung function and also various uncomfortable sensations brought upon by the disease. As a matter of fact, there is an important connection between MS and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or even asthma.

Not only are the two diseases misdiagnosed for each other but MS patients also tend to have a very negative COPD prognosis because their illness and subsequent weakness does not permit them to breathe properly. In addition, some of the drugs used to treat MS can reduce lung function even further.

Doctors have to examine the patient’s entire medical history and get various tests done before the right diagnosis can be made. Only then can the right treatment regimen be started without too much of a delay. Even though there is no cure for MS, doctors can still use medications to reduce the severity of the symptoms and improve the overall quality of life.

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