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  1. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - What Happens

    Generally, MS follows one of four courses: Relapsing - remitting, where symptoms may fade and then recur at random for many years. The disease does not advance during the remissions.

  2. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Symptoms

    The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) vary from person to person depending upon which parts of the brain or spinal cord (central nervous system) are damaged. The loss of myelin and scarring caused by MS can affect any part of the central nervous system.

  3. Multiple Sclerosis and Geographic Location - Topic Overview

    The number of people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) increases the farther away they are from the equator. In areas near the equator,MS occurs in fewer than 1 out of 100,000 people. In areas farther from the equator-such as northern Europe and northern North America-MS occurs in around 30 to 80 out of 100,000 people. 1 When moving south of the equator,the number of people with MS is less ...

  4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - What Increases Your Risk

    Your risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) increases with: Geographic location, or where you lived during childhood (up to age 15). People who spend the first 15 years of their lives in colder climates that are further away from the equator tend to b

  5. Multiple Sclerosis: Alternative Treatments - Topic Overview

    There is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS). So far, the only treatments proved to affect the course of the disease are disease-modifying medicines, such as interferon beta. Other types of treatment should not replace these medicines if you are a candidate for treatment with them.Some people who have MS report that alternative treatments have worked for them. This may be in part due to the placebo effect. The placebo effect means that you feel better after getting treatment, even though the treatment has not been proved to work. Some complementary therapies may help relieve stress, depression, fatigue, and muscle tension. And some may improve your overall well-being and quality of life.Some people think that certain things may increase the risk of having an attack of MS, including:Dietary deficiencies.Sensitivity to foods and environmental toxins (including mercury amalgam in dental work).Sensitivity to stress and trauma.Viral infection while at a young age that causes a permanent,

  6. Mitoxantrone for Multiple Sclerosis

    Drug details for Mitoxantrone for multiple sclerosis.

  7. Multiple Sclerosis Progression - Topic Overview

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects different people in different ways. For people who have only mild symptoms from time to time,the disease may not have much impact on their everyday lives. People with more severe MS have frequently recurring or ongoing symptoms and may become disabled within a few years. Most people with MS are between these extremes. For them,MS involves a series of attacks ...

  8. Primary Progressive MS and Gender

    Unlike other forms of multiple sclerosis, primary progressive MS strikes women and men equally. WebMD explains the numbers and reviews the theories about why that is.

  9. Thinking Problems in People With Multiple Sclerosis

    A look at thinking problems related to multiple sclerosis (MS).

  10. Multiple Sclerosis: Now What?

    WebMD provides essential questions to ask your doctor after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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