Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Introduction

At a Glance

What is Multiple Sclerosis?  In a nutshell, MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system; the disease destroys insulation around nerves, leaving scar tissue and the inability for nerve impulses to travel through the body with ease.  Symptoms include numbness and tingling in the extremities, as well as vision problems, incontinence and a loss of cognitive ability.  Women are at higher risk than men, and theories exist that individuals of Northern European ancestry are more prone to developing the disease.

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What is MS?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the body's central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis destroys…

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Symptoms

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include optic neuritis, which is an inflammation of the nerves in the eye, fatigue, changes in sensation in the limbs, spasticity, muscle…

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Risk

Women between the ages of 40 and 70 are at higher risk of developing MS. It is also more prevalent in Caucasian people of northern European origin, especially of Scottish…

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Hot Topics

When people think about Multiple Sclerosis, there is often fixation on the brain. After all, the brain, characteristically struck by MS, is the organ that affords us the ability to think and to have self-awareness. Yet it is not uncommon to…