Multiple sclerosis, sometimes called just MS, is a disabling, neurological illness that affects the brain and spinal cord. The disease also is progressive, meaning it continues to get worse over time.
Nerve cells normally are surrounded by an insulating sheath made of a fatty substance called myelin that helps to transmit nerve impulses. In MS, this myelin sheath is inflamed or damaged, which disrupts or slows nerve impulses and leaves areas of scarring called sclerosis. These areas...Read more
As MS patients we all know what a demyelinating disease is, right? “...any disease of the nervous system in which the myeline sheath... Read more »
This is the first installment of a two part series on the cognitive symptoms associated with MS. While much attention is placed on the... Read more »