Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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, or…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on What Is Spinal MS?   I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is facing a round of IV steroids. That is rarely an entirely…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted From Anecdote to Evidence: Using Big… As a participant in the patient-driven iConquerMS™ initiative,…

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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…

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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…

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