Whats rrms?

Have you ever heard of a disease that sounds like an attack helicopter model or maybe something almost obscene, like RHMS? Let me introduce you to the hard-working acronym for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, also known as RRMS. Don’t worry; there won’t be a quiz later unless your neurologist insists on it.

RRMS: The Basics

Neurological disorders can be confusing and even scary because they’re often associated with severe brain trauma. However, in this case, MS is not that terrible since it’s relatively common to have RRMS, affecting approximately 85% of people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis(MS). So what exactly is MS?

Explanation from Brainiacs

Well, very smart scientists tell us that “Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disorder of the central nervous system.” Now if only I’d said words like “central” while explaining how synapses work back in high school science class.

They go further; its relapsing-remitting variant means patients may suffer symptoms for several days followed by temporary periods without visible signs(symptoms) of illness. Regarding grades at school being inconsistent going unnoticed! How does one differentiate whether the semester ended too soon or slow internet was limiting research time?

Symptoms – Tricky Devils!

Symptoms include lethargy (unjustified tiredness) blindness(severely diminished vision), stiffness/muscle spasms resulting(akin to turntables humming softly).

Top Three Culprits

Blurred vision affects most younger adults recovering faster i.e., within days comparedto those who have uncontrolled movements(abnormal reflex actions/actions) which may take weeks!

Still talking about tricky devils!At first glance upon stumbling upon these terms (“paroxysmal dyskinesia,” “apraxia”), MS might appear otherworldly and intended to induce fear. But here’s the shocker: these symptom labels still sound like TV show titles that never made it past episode one!

Exceptions, there are always exceptions

If you’re a neat freak who loves collecting and categorizing flashy scientific data, know that roughly 10% of MS diagnoses occur as Primary-Progressive or Secondary-Progressive without relapses(Static forms) whereas Progressive-relapse shows symptoms worsening over time.


So how can you determine whether or not someone has RRMS?

Two factors strongly suggest an official diagnosis:

  1. A pattern of relapsing attacks (in which new intermittent neurological symptoms begin), subsequently followed by periods of recuperation.
  2. Symptoms exhibited result from damage inflicted on multiple systems of either the spinal cord or brain stem.

A standardized set of strict clinical examinations/assessment will lead to confirming the above criteria and therefore rule out weaker/lower chances diagnosis(Relax! ). You would be surprised to know most people who may have RRMS walk around undiagnosed for years(which is scary irrespective).

Who Is More Likely To Have RRMS

Imagine being anyone among typically women aged between twenty & forty; statistics predict double compared with men though this gets confusing when onset age appears after sixty-five(The late party crashers!) Somehow geography plays against some folks, scoring higher rates in Northern Europe or North America(Canada tops). Genes might also make genetic predisposition more plausible(you don’t say!), showing patterns running through families(sure makes quizzing family tree exciting)

The Role Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) In The Diagnostic Stage

MRI detection at an early stage shows strong merit because physical evidence results possible hence hastening treatment implementation before severity increases.(Begin sarcasm): Quick a second MRI save us all!(End Sarcasm)

Unfortunately no cures but what about management?

RRMS has no permanent cure – let’s just get that out of the way. However, experts have several treatments available (pharmaceutical non-pharmaceutical) aimed at reducing symptoms’ severity and ensuring optimum quality of life.

Emerging Treatments

Researchers have made significant strides in recent years: Scientists nationwide are on a mission to create groundbreaking therapeutic methods suited for individual diagnoses(Much Respect!) Imagine specific treatment created with more precise hits while leaving non-affected areas intact!

Biological Treatment

The body uses natural processes which attach antibodies fighting “invaders.” For biological implementation researchers use molecules designed explicitly per patient’s immune system targeting cells causing energy depletion disease modification therapy also known as DMT(It requires much thought not meant for Hangovers). The purpose aims to ease fatigue fought against declines immunodeficiency disorders caused by many years of fighting off attackers(yes attacking bugs try be invisible)

Benefits include preventing relapses making recovery quick faster because longer treatment present fewer Lapses leading to better results) though it may come with disadvantages(Short-term memory loss along with some hair loss).

Living With RRMS

The real down-to-earth daily struggle lies in adapting ways necessary towards achieving a fulfilling & enjoyable existence conducive environment. Therefore let me drop these incredible support ideas giving an adequate helping hand(light bulb lights up!)

Self Help Strategies


  • No,no.no…not so fast exercising never hurt anyone (catchy line).
  • Reduce stress levels simple activities like walking can significantly reduce tension.
  • Hot/Cold Compress reduces stiffness having hot towels lying around keep them refrigerated.Got cold hands? Microwaveable devices sold cheap work magic too.(It works other wonders too.Pizza rolls or corndogs anyone?)


  • Nuts(subheading)!(Whoa Sorry!) Actually nuts could mean taking upon themselves reducing inflammation hence easing off pains characterized by MS; hence Omega 3 found in foods like walnuts,soya,oil supplements can contribute well towards keeping inflammatory levels low. Fancy salmon steak anyone?
  • A diet which moderates Caloric intake plays a role towards preventing fatigue and improving Cognitive processing(brains make the most effort though letting them burn out?..not tolerated here) For an easier overview of this idea consider determining quality control methods.

The Quest To Inspire & Educate

Inspiration comes from knowing that many people have not only survived years of utilizing ideal writing methods self-included to fact-checking beating daily struggles(sshh long hours waiting for my caffeine fix at Starbucks with embarrassing enthusiasm ), but they’re thriving!

Support Groups(3rd party communities(don’t forget organizations working on providing new economic causes discovering better ways live life even when struck down by disabilities such as MS.Positive energy boost morale resulting improved mental health clearly reducing chances of getting anxiety or depression (I’ll wait while you write once more)


Finally, understanding what RRMS is may instill needed courage hence preparation for those who are newly diagnosed and facing MS.Thankfully treating physicians,research teams world over plus our own hard work translates into quick progress! If there’s one point stands out it must be; Always R.R.(Remain resilient)

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