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
You've found a great site for multiple sclerosis information and community. We have much to offer to people who having been living with... Read more »
The recent sharepost by Dr. Gross, Fatigue and Sleepiness in Multiple Sclerosis, couldn't have come at a better time for me.After a month... Read more »
I am an optimist. I always hope for the best outcome. When things don’t turn out right, I try to find some good in it. Barring that, I... 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 »
Lisa Emrich, in her post, “MS and Politics,” quoted Michelle Obama talking about her father, who had MS, “He never stopped smiling... Read more »
Living with multiple sclerosis often means making lifestyle changes, big and small. While it is very difficult to take that first step and admit that... Read more »