Do you have MS? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 2.5 million people globally. Usually showing up between the ages of 20 and 40, it is up to three times more prevalent in women that it is in men, according to recent statistics. Yet, many women are not aware that they have the condition.
With multiple sclerosis, the immune system damages the coverings of nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. This can cause a variety of debilitating symptoms. MS symptoms aren’t always severe, though. Many times, they are subtle and inconsistent, especially at the onset, causing common, everyday ailments. Thus, many women ignore them.
Look out for the following sneaky symptoms of multiple sclerosis…
Illnesses that affect the immune system, such as multiple sclerosis, are known to cause menstrual irregularities and amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding in women.
Missing a period from time to time usually isn’t cause for concern. This can occur for many reasons. But, if your cycle becomes irregular or you haven’t had a period in over three months, then there may be a problem.