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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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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system—including the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves—which affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. MS is an inflammatory demyelinating condition where an abnormal response by the immune system damages myelin, the fatty protein that insulates…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted 2014: The MS Year in Review at… As 2014 comes to an end, it is time for our annual review of articles posted…

12/31/14

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted Living with MS: No Evidence of… People who are in the process of being tested for multiple sclerosis often have…

12/10/14

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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…

05/17/13

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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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