Can MS cause rapid weight loss? Weight loss can also occur in MS where a decreased appetite may result from depression, cognitive impairment, fatigue or relapse. Difficulty with swallowing can make it a challenge to get enough energy and nutrients from food. Some medications can suppress appetite as a side effect.
Does multiple sclerosis cause weight gain? There are a number of potential causes for weight gain when you have MS. These can include: Depression, anxiety and stress which can lead to unhealthy eating for comfort. MS symptoms such as fatigue and spasticity which can mean that you are more inclined to skip exercising, leading you to become less active over time.
Does MS affect metabolism? AMSTERDAM—Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have an altered metabolic flexibility after glucose load, both at rest and during exercise, researchers reported at the Fifth Joint Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in MS.
Does MS make you sleep a lot? As expected fatigue was a significant symptom for the people with MS in the studies included, it was commonly experienced and often affected those people severely. Daytime sleepiness was observed less often than fatigue and was usually less severe, but it had a significant impact on the people it did affect.