What’s Multiple Sclerosis?

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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and potentially debilitating condition that impacts the central nervous system.

While it can strike at any age, MS typically shows up in young adults who are between 20 and 40 years old.

No one knows exactly what causes MS, but like other autoimmune diseases, the body's immune system attacks its own cells by mistake...

Damaging the protective lining, called the myelin sheath, that surrounds nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

When this lining becomes inflamed or destroyed, it slows down and disrupts the transmission of electrical signals that your body needs to function.

Early MS symptoms may include blurred vision, numbness, dizziness, muscle weakness, and coordination issues.

MS is progressive and can worsen over time. Eventually, the disease can do damage directly to the nerves, causing permanent disability.

While there's no known cure for MS, getting an accurate early diagnosis is critical.

With the right treatment, you can manage symptoms and even help slow the progression.