Multiple Sclerosis, often referred to as MS, is an autoimmune neurological condition that can impact patients in various ways and in some rare cases, even be fatal due to complications. This disabling disease causes the immune system to attack the myelin protecting the nerve fibers which impacts communication between the brain and the rest of the body.
While the condition is progressive, it can have varying symptoms in women as compared to men, and women are more commonly diagnosed with the condition (about 4 to 1, according to ScienceDaily.com). Let’s take a look at 12 signs and symptoms of MS that are common among female patients…
Women’s Health talks about “cognitive and emotional problems” related to MS in women as one of the early markers of the disease. About 60-percent of those with a diagnosis of MS also suffer from some form of emotional distress.
Mood-related symptoms include depression, irritability, mood swings, and fits of crying or even laughing. Cognitive signs include memory trouble, inability to multitask, and trouble concentrating on a task.