Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What is MS?

MS is an autoimmune disease that impacts the central nervous system, which contains the brain and spinal cord leading to myelin –the cover that protects the nerve fibers – damage. As a result of the immune system, T cells attacking the myelin, the flow of the singles between the brain and body is interrupted causing unforeseeable symptoms1

Common

Symptoms

Treatments

  • Fatigue2

  • Walking difficulties 

  • Numbness 

  • Cognitive changes 

  • Visions problems

  • Spasticity.

MS treatments are not curative but their effectiveness centered on reducing the activation time of the attack and increasing the duration of the healthy times between one attack to the another.  This can help MS patients to live normally by reducing the symptoms1.  

References:

  1. Goldenberg, Marvin M. "Multiple Sclerosis Review." Pharmacy and Therapeutics. MediMedia USA, Inc., Mar. 2012. Web. 25 July 2017.

  2. "MS Symptoms." National Multiple Sclerosis Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2017.

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