What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic, often disabling condition of the central nervous system, signified by multiple areas of inflammation and scarring of the myelin in the brain and spinal cord.  Myelin is the tissue that covers and protects our nerve fibers.  When this occurs, nerve communication is disrupted.


While the cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown, researchers are questioning the increasingly held notion that a virus may provoke the illness.  Genes and an imbalance in the immune system may also influence an individual to the illness.


To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis, please contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 800-344-4867.  You can also visit them online at www.nmss.org.


Phone code: 1741

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