Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men and most commonly begins between the ages of 20 and 40. Doctors aren’t sure of the causes of multiple sclerosis, but most theories point to a virus, a genetic defect or a combination of both.
No two people have the exact same multiple sclerosis symptoms, but there are several signs that are widespread, including:
If you have multiple sclerosis symptoms, your doctor will thoroughly evaluate you and may perform a test for MS in order to make a diagnosis. They will also:
These evaluation techniques will help your doctor make a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. From there, they’ll work with you to determine the MS treatment approach that’s right for you.
Located at the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this is one of the nation's largest MS centers. We believe in comprehensive care that treats the whole patient – your spiritual, physical and emotional needs along with your medical needs. We offer:
In addition, we can help you manage MS symptoms like cognitive issues, swallowing and speech issues; bladder or bowel difficulties; spasticity; fatigue; depression; stress; tremors and weakness.
Aurora’s Regional Multiple Sclerosis Center also offers MS support groups, seminars and patient education sessions, which are open to MS patients and their families, as well as the general public.
In addition to our St. Luke’s location, we have a variety of convenient MS care centers throughout Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Washington, Waukesha, Waushara and Winnebago counties.
Aurora Health Care has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program.