Monday, December 22, 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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You may or may not have MS.  You are hearing terms like lesions, demyelination, oligoclonal bands, brain atrophy, white spots, disease-modifying drugs, etc., etc.Maybe you have heard the term "Spinal MS."  What is that?!  I thought MS was either relapsing-remitting, primary progressive, secondary progressive, progressive relapsing,…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Can You Get Multiple Sclerosis From A… Hi Kathy,   Although the exact cause (or combination of causes) are…

05/12/11

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on Multiple Sclerosis: Psychosomatic,… Hi Jazz,   Wow, it took so many years to finally get dx with MS. …

03/19/11

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Vicki, Health Guide, answered What Diseases Mimic Multiple Sclerosis? Hi ead, There are several diseases and conditions that mimic MS. Following is a…

03/16/11

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Vicki, Health Guide, answered no bowel movement on my own since… I hve heard that before - the Miramax - and my doctor said he agrees. I have…

02/08/11

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