In the”The MS Alphabet” series, a columnist notes all the important multiple sclerosis terms that begin with the letter “A.”
When it comes to multiple sclerosis, mastering your own understanding of the disease means you need to mind your Ps, Qs, dot your Is, cross your Ts, and recite your ABCs. There is so much to know about this complex disease. But the more you know as a patient (or caregiver,) the more informed you will be in making critical healthcare decisions.
This week, I offer five more terms for the letter “A” that you might encounter and wish to master as an MS patient. (You can read about five terms previously covered in this column.)
The Symptoms of MS
Attack; Acute Attack
Also known as a relapse, flare-up, or episode. An attack occurs when existing symptoms worsen or new symptoms develop.
Attacks typically strike those who have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) or progress-relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS), but sometimes occur in secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS).
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