It’s finally here – summer! Barbecues, beaches, the sound of crickets and well-deserved vacations. Time to relax and lounge by the pool.
But not everyone welcomes summer. For people with Multiple Sclerosis, the heat and humidity can be our enemy. Yet carefully managed, we can spend time outdoors armed with cool packs, cold drinks, big hats and large umbrellas.
More than 2.1 millions people worldwide have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that incorrectly attacks a person’s healthy tissue.
There are a myriad of symptoms ranging from blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness and more. These problems may be permanent or may come and go.
We spend a good deal of time explaining our symptoms to people who are unfamiliar with MS, and don’t understand the physical and emotional issues we live with everyday.
Healthline has created a “heart” filled with “MS lingo” filled with the myriad of symptoms that is Multiple Sclerosis. Take a look and educate yourself. Those of us with MS truly thank you.
For more information go to: Healthline: MS Lingo and The Words You Should Know