Multiple sclerosis is a mysterious, often frustrating disease. Learn what scientists know about MS -- what seems to trigger it, and its effect on the nervous system.
MS is a disease that can affect your brain and spinal cord, and can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control.
We answer some of the most common questions about multiple sclerosis.
It's easy these days to pick up wrong-headed ideas about how to manage your multiple sclerosis (MS). So take a few minutes now to sort out fact from fiction.
MS is a disease that stems from your immune system’s overreaction and that it attacks your own body.
As you learn more about they type of MS you have, you'll have a clearer idea how it may affect you in the coming years.
Many other conditions have symptoms similar to those of MS. Your doctor will need to rule out these other conditions before diagnosing you with MS.
MS is a disease that can affect myelin, the protective coating of the nerves.
Women with MS outnumber men with the condition by nearly 4 to 1. Experts have a few theories that might explain the sex differences in MS rates.
Not only does MS affect more women than men, but some research says that MS symptoms may also hit women harder than men.
Studies show hormones may also affect how MS plays out in your body, how much damage it does, and your odds of having the disease in the first place.
The right multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment can slow your disease and reduce the number of attacks you get. But if you're a woman, choosing a treatment becomes more challenging.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can add to the challenges of aging. Walking, balance, bone strength, and bladder control all become bigger issues in older women with MS than in those without it.
If you want to start a family, multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn’t have to stop you. It doesn’t keep you from getting pregnant or hurt your unborn baby.
Multiple sclerosis happens most often in adults, but doctors are diagnosing more children and teenagers with the condition.
Schilder's disease is a rare condition that usually starts in childhood. It's most common in boys between 7 and 12 years old.
At one time, doctors thought that multiple sclerosis (MS) happened mostly among young white women. That turned out not to be true.