Common Symptoms of MS in Women

  • Katie Wolfe
  • July 16, 2019
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Multiple Sclerosis has been becoming quite common among men and women alike in Australia with the passage of time. It unleashes the nerve fibers by attacking the myelin tissue in our nervous system while giving rise various internal communication issue which affects differently on women as compared to its counterparts, men. Over a time period, MS has affected the lives of many in various ways by giving rise to certain conditions which have a part of the daily routine of the patients. MS Organization in Australia has been striving to make things easier for the sufferers by providing them the means to feel normal and normalize their routines, could mingle with others who are similar to them to have a feeling of community. It’s a disease that carries on with you for a long time period, taking stages and phases so you have to have a strong will and the right support to get back on life and thrive on it. They do not focus on patients only but their family members and close ones as well because they have to know how to handle and manage the MS patient in the right way. According to studies women tend to get MS 2 times more often than men and the appearance of symptoms though is similar to some extent due to pregnancy, menopause or menstruation, these could vary in women. Therefore, you can never say which condition will appear in the patient at what time because MS attacks the myelin randomly, so it’s difficult to come up with a pattern or notifications to have an idea that when it is going to get severe.  

As women are more prone to suffer from MS than men, therefore, it is important to be aware of the common symptoms and signs of MS so when the time comes, you could make a better and an informed decision.  

Vision Problems 

The most common signs and symptoms of ms are to have vision problems in the form of blurred vision, painful movement of eyeballs, the black spot in the path of eye projection, blindness in the eye, to name a few. Though all these conditions are scary but could be treated, few without treatment while others with a treatment. This happens when the eye nerves get inflamed or it damages the nerve in the pathway which controls the eye coordination through signals.  


One of the earliest signs of MS in women is having numbness all over the body or specific areas. The extent of pain though varies from being very mild to the extreme that it could hinder your daily activities and routine such as walking or holding objects. But like vision problems, this condition is treatable as well.  


The feeling of fatigue in a person is another symptom of MS, though it could be related to other MS related conditions such as bladder dysfunction makes a person could not take its good night sleep because he or she has to keep going to the bathroom intermittently throughout the night, as a result, it feels fatigued. Similarly, people suffering from nocturnal muscle spasm leading to sleep-related issues could also end up with fatigue. Moreover, depression could be an outcome of MS toying with your nerves and muscles internally. It is important to find a source and address it before it becomes lassitude.  

Bladder Issues 

80% of people suffer from the signs and symptoms of ms in the form of bladder related issues. Because nerves get inflamed making the transportation of the signal difficult to go through the urinary sphincter and bladder. MS could expedite the urge of urination while shrinking the urine storing capacity.  

Bowel Control Problems 

People suffering from MS could suffer from an inability to control their bowel movements and forms causing them to suffer from diarrhea or constipation or involuntary bowel movements. This condition could make other MS related conditions worsened such as bladder problems, muscle stiffness or spasms.  

Though MS could trigger multiple conditions in a person most of these are treatable that’s why close monitoring is recommended to make lives easier of those suffering from it. As it is not possible considering the number of people suffering from it on a daily basis across Australia.