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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: 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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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered where can I find statistical data… Hi there,   The FDA maintains a website/program where information…

01/21/11

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