Multiple Sclerosis is a disease related to spinal cord and brain. It is the condition in which the fighting system of the body (immune system) starts to attack and destroy the body cells. As the problem is related to nervous system so it can lead to either temporary or permanent disability. The symptoms of this problem are not same for every patient, instead; it varies from one patient to another. (2)

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Is Multiple Sclerosis Transmitted Sexually?

Is multiple sclerosis transmitted sexually? This is one of the most common questions that arise in the mind of people. As per the journal published on Neurology and Psychiatry, it states that multiple sclerosis or MS can be transmitted sexually. However, there is no proof to prove this concept, instead; studies conducted on the disease disprove that multiple sclerosis can be transmitted through sexual contact. The most trusted research believed my majority of doctors suggest that multiple sclerosis is a genetic problem that passes from one generation to another, further the symptoms of the problem gets triggered by varying environmental factor (the exact factors are unknown). (1)

How Does Multiple Sclerosis Affect Fertility?

Multiple sclerosis can affect the ability of individual to have children. Women’s fertility are not affected by multiple sclerosis but males suffering from this problem experience dry orgasms, means having climax without ejaculating. Multiple sclerosis can adversely affect fertility but it does not make an individual infertile. In severe condition, semen of individual is collected and then used for performing the procedure of artificial insemination. Also, people suffering from multiple sclerosis often face physical and emotional weakness which affects the frequency of sex. As the frequency of sex is reduced, so the possibility to conceive also reduces. (1)

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Sex Improves Multiple Sclerosis

It is a complete misconception that having sex while suffering from multiple sclerosis can make the condition worst. Instead, having satisfactory sex can contribute in improving the condition of multiple sclerosis. Based on the condition of multiple sclerosis, there are certain sexual activities that can be fun and extremely satisfying. One should discuss with their doctor about the sex activities that that will be appropriate to perform. (1)

Birth Control Pills Are Safe

Intake of birth pills does not cause any problem in women suffering from multiple sclerosis. There are various factors that decide whether birth control pills are safe or not. These factors are risk of breast cancer, women age, smoking habit, blood clotting and so on. Before taking birth controlling pills, it is advised that every woman must take advice of their doctors to know both benefits as well as risk of the pills. (1)

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Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis

Although the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis vary from one individual to another but there are common symptoms that are common in all patients are as follows:

  • Weakness or numb sensation in the limbs, especially in the legs
  • Lack of coordination in body activities
  • Temporary vision loss or double vision
  • Fatigue
  • Problem in speech
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent problem in gall bladder functioning
  • Problem in sexual activity
  • Constant pain in different parts of the body

Types of Multiple Sclerosis

There are mainly three types of multiple sclerosis:

Clinically Isolated Syndrome. This is also known as CIS. In this type of MS, symptoms lasts for almost 24 hours. The symptoms include infection, fever and other forms of illness.

Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. This type involves relapses of health activities with remissions. When the individual is in remission periods, the symptoms of the problem become very mild and the progression of the disease becomes negligible. This is one of the most common type of multiple sclerosis and almost eight five percent of the patient suffer from this type of multiple sclerosis.

Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. In this type of multiple sclerosis, the neurological condition of the patient progressively becomes worse. Patients can experience short term relief and in medical terms doctors commonly use active and inactive to define the activity of the disease. This type of multiple sclerosis is not as common as Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. (2)

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Sheetal DeCaria MD

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Last Modified On: June 13, 2019

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