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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/06)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  1. OT Febuary Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 01-31-2017 11:48 PM
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  2. CBD oil dose?

    Started by BBS1951, Today 04:32 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 45
    Today, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  3. PML

    Started by stillstANNding, 12-08-2016 09:47 AM
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  4. Belated happy birthday to Jan (boston/maine), January 9!

    Started by agate, 02-10-2017 03:52 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Keep on Moving : February 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 02-01-2017 05:47 AM
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  6. 12 things not to say to someone with a chronic illness

    Started by agate, 01-09-2017 04:54 PM
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  7. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
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  8. Neuro Visit today and Marionol

    Started by BBS1951, 02-16-2017 04:01 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 203
    02-17-2017, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  9. OT January Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 12-31-2016 11:30 PM
    38 Pages
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    02-17-2017, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  10. Tub safety bar

    Started by agate, 02-11-2017 04:13 PM
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    02-15-2017, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  11. Whitewashing MS

    Started by BBS1951, 02-14-2017 02:46 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 209
    02-15-2017, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  12. Question Age

    Started by Howie, 02-08-2017 08:34 AM
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    02-14-2017, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  13. (OT) Time for baby birds!

    Started by Frog42, 02-14-2017 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-14-2017, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  14. Parsi?

    Started by Frog42, 02-09-2017 04:23 AM
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    02-13-2017, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  15. Strange Sighting!

    Started by nuthatch, 02-11-2017 10:23 PM
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    02-11-2017, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Happy Birthday, Lazarus (Linda), February 11!

    Started by agate, 02-10-2017 10:19 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 228
    02-11-2017, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  17. (OT) Decorah eagles Webcam

    Started by agate, 02-11-2017 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 162
    02-11-2017, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  18. New diagnosis of a friend

    Started by mg12061, 02-07-2017 07:53 AM
    3 Pages
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