http://www.myFCMG.com First Choice Medical Group 709 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 321-725-2225 This medical minute is brought to you by First Choice Medical Group, featuring Dr. Richard Newman, board-certified neurologist with First Choice. Today's topic is multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, was described well over 100 years ago. It is a disease in which inflammation damages structures in the brain and spinal cord. Typical symptoms can include sudden vision loss in one eye, weakness in one or more limbs, numbness, problems with bladder control, problems with speech, problems with swallowing. We have very good treatments to intervene to both help symptoms and to slow the progression. It's important that patients with symptoms go to their doctors early on in the course of this condition, consult with specialists -- typically neurologists -- and begin therapy as soon as possible to improve and maintain their quality of life.