Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What is MS?

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the body's central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis destroys the layer of insulation around nerve cells, leaving hard scar tissue known as plaque. MS also damages axons in the nervous system. Relapsing-Remitting and chronic progressive are the two main types of Multiple Sclerosis.  MS is a degenerative disease that may lead to permanent disability.

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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 discover multiple silent brain lesions on MRI in MS and find the patient afflicted with only spinal…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered what are lesions Hi butterbean,   I wrote a post about MS lesions a few years ago.  In MS, lesions are areas…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on Question of the Week: Dying From… Ivy, I agree that ambiguity opens the door for greater fear for those affected…

04/12/13

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted Does nicotine protect against MS? Nicotine may protect against the development of multiple sclerosis, according to…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted 2012 MS Year in Review As 2012 comes to an end, it is time for our annual review of articles posted throughout the year…

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