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, 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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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted Does nicotine protect against MS? Nicotine may protect against the development of multiple sclerosis, according to…

01/23/13

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