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What are the main symptoms of primary progressive multiple sclerosis?

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Primary progressive multiple sclerosis mainly affects the nerves of the spinal cord. So, the main symptoms often involve:

  • Problems with walking
  • Weak, stiff legs
  • Trouble with balance Other common symptoms include:
  • Trouble with speech or swallowing
  • Vision problems
  • Fatigue and pain
  • Bladder and bowel issues

From: Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "What we know about primary progressive MS."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Primary progressive multiple sclerosis: What you need to know."

Holland, N. , 2011. International Journal of MS Care

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation.

Up-To-Date: "Treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis in adults."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 1, 2018

SOURCES:

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "What we know about primary progressive MS."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Primary progressive multiple sclerosis: What you need to know."

Holland, N. , 2011. International Journal of MS Care

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation.

Up-To-Date: "Treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis in adults."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 1, 2018

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