Articles for tag: Multiple Sclerosis, Myelin, Nerves, Sclerosis

MS Causes: How Multiple Sclerosis Affects the Body

When doctors are asked what causes multiple sclerosis, and how this condition affects the body, they will almost always certainly address the second part of the question first. This scenario was true when my friend posed this question to their family doctor after her twenty-two-year old son was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Their doctor explained ...

Multiple Sclerosis: Description, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Multiple sclerosis, sometimes known as MS and disseminated sclerosis, is an ailment of the body’s central nervous system. It is a chronic disease capable of causing a variety of different symptoms, among them muscle weakness, depression, problems with vision, difficulty speaking, severe fatigue, and pain. In more extreme cases, multiple sclerosis can impair a person’s ...

Multiple Sclerosis & your Immune System: To Bail or Suicide?

Multiple sclerosis also known as Disseminated sclerosis or Encephalomyelitis disseminate is a highly unpredictable, inflammatory and chronic disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The Multiple sclerosis derives its name from the multiple scars (sclerosis) left on the myelin sheaths. Myelin sheath is a fatty layer of protective tissue surrounding the neurons. Neurons are ...

12 Worst Gifts for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Birthdays, holidays and special occasions often inspire folks to produce or purchase gifts for those they love. With the best intentions, well-meaning individuals may offer wholly inappropriate gifts, particularly to those with potentially life-altering medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). What thoughtful, but inappropriate, gifts do people often try to give to multiple sclerosis ...