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What is MS?

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system which damages the protective coating http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/multiple-sclerosis-demyelinization.gif(Myelin sheath) around the nerves which transmit messages to all parts of the body, especially connected with the control of muscular and sensory activity
  • When myelin is damaged, scar-like tissue forms. This hardened tissue makes it difficult for the nerves to send signals and messages to & from organs, muscles and the skin

Types of MS

Benign MS
Usually dormant or inactive for fifteen or more years. No expression of symptoms or any serious enduring disability

Relapsing/Remitting
Relapses followed by periods of remission. Relapse: MS ChartNew symptoms can appear and old ones resurface or worsen. Relapses can last for days, weeks or months.

Remission: Symptoms reduces, recovery from relapses can be fully or partially and it can usually be slow and gradual or almost.

Secondary Progressive MS:
Secondary progressive MS, as the name suggests, sees a progressive increase in people’s symptoms between relapse and remission, but this progression can be very slow. Changes might be so slight that they are hard tonotice for a long time.

Primary Progressive MS:
This type of MS is characterised by a gradual progression of the disease from its onset with no remissions at all.

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