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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, commented on Multiple Sclerosis=My Story" Thank you for sharing your story, Kimberly.  As someone who also has multiple…

12/30/12

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Dan and Jennifer Digmann, Health Guide, posted Our MS story on XM Radio Oct. 22 Disclosing our MS diagnosis to others is a matter both Jennifer and I seriously…

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Cathy, Health Guide, commented on What does MS "look like?" Hi Nutrition Lady,   I am so impressed that you took the bull by the horns (really!)…

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Cathy, Health Guide, commented on Question of the Week: Advocate… It's clear now!!  You certainly opened up a wonderful conversation, and for…

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