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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between your brain and your body, leading to the symptoms of MS. They can include:

  • Visual disturbances
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble with coordination and balance
  • Sensations such as numbness, prickling, or "pins and needles"
  • Thinking and memory problems

No one knows what causes MS. It may be an autoimmune disease, which happens when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men. It often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually, the disease is mild, but some people lose the ability to write, speak, or walk.

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  1. Multiple Sclerosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the ... and your body, leading to the symptoms of MS. They can include: Visual disturbances Muscle weakness Trouble ...
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  3. Multiple sclerosis is a condition characterized by areas of damage (lesions) on the brain and spinal cord. These ...
  4. ... care provider has told you that you have multiple sclerosis ( MS ). This disease affects the brain and spinal cord ( ... your provider may prescribe medicine. Some people with MS need to use a urinary catheter . This is ...
  5. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). ... MS affects women more often than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 to ...
  6. The following organizations provide information on multiple sclerosis : Multiple Sclerosis Association of America -- mymsaa.org Multiple Sclerosis Foundation -- www.msfocus.org National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds. ...
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  9. Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Is There Any Connection? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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