What is Multiple Sclerosis?

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease. This disease primarily affects the brain and the spinal cord.

Multiple Sclerosis usually affects women than men and is usually diagnosed between ages 20 and 40. However, in some cases, it can also be identify in any ages.

MS starts as an inflammation in any part of the central nervous system that basically results to the damage of the myelin sheath which is the protective covering of the nerve cells. Hence, causing nerve signals to slow or even stop in functioning.

Some of the manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis include problems in balance, walking or gait, numbness in areas of the body and muscle spasm. Patient will also manifest eye problems like double vision, discomfort and rapid eye movement. Sexual problems will also be experienced.

For proper management of the disease, should the patient seek physician’s consult.

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