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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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cheri, Community Member, commented on The Spinal Cord and MS I read your article after looking on the internet for help I have MS Plaques on my Cervical spine…

04/13/14

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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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David1951, Community Member, answered what are lesions http://www.healthcentral.com/multiple-sclerosis/c/19065/55457/lesion

05/14/13

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Michaelbgerber, Community Member, commented on Question of the Week: Dying From… Thank you for writing this. You have raised great and important questions.…

04/30/13

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