Everyone has days where they show up to work wearing one black sock and one blue sock. But if you frequently have a hard time telling colors apart, especially when it used to be easy for you, that is a red flag. Becoming partially blind, color blind, or blind in one eye is one of the primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis, says Clifford Segil, DO, a neurologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. ‘It’s called optic neuritis and it happens because of a loss of insulation around the optic nerves in the brain,’ he explains. Here are other surprising diseases your eye doctor could detect early.
YOU CAN DRINK A PITCHER OF MARGARITAS AND NEVER USE THE BATHROOM
While this might seem like a handy talent, drinking a lot and yet hardly peeing is not a good thing. This painful symptom, a hallmark of MS, is often one of the first that drives people to see a doctor.