Tuesday, September 16, 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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