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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, 10/2006--Updated 1/2018)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 43,940
    06-17-2018, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 23,293
    05-02-2017, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 15,864
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 214
    05-31-2018, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  1. OT: May Chit Chat

    Started by Cherie, 05-01-2018 02:29 PM
    30 Pages
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    • Replies: 299
    • Views: 8,560
    05-31-2018, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  2. Man with MS gives away $1 million

    Started by agate, 05-30-2018 03:46 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 191
    05-31-2018, 06:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Keep on Moving Club: May 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 05-02-2018 01:43 AM
    15 Pages
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    exercise, multiple sclerosis
    • Replies: 145
    • Views: 3,549
    05-31-2018, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  4. Happy Birthday Agate !!

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 05-28-2018 07:33 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 721
    05-30-2018, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Maybe a way to pick up a few $$?

    Started by agate, 04-15-2018 02:04 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,834
    05-26-2018, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  6. Article strongly favoring home BP monitoring

    Started by agate, 05-25-2018 05:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 251
    05-26-2018, 11:08 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 227
    05-24-2018, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  7. Quiz to test your deal-spotting skills (OT)

    Started by agate, 05-19-2018 10:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 554
    05-23-2018, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  8. Goodbye, Sally

    Started by agate, 04-24-2018 10:23 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,635
    05-22-2018, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  9. Laurel vs Yanny explained

    Started by Sunshine, 05-18-2018 07:18 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 791
    05-22-2018, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  10. Someday

    Started by nuthatch, 05-22-2018 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 232
    05-22-2018, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  11. Going to Mayo

    Started by Sunshine, 03-30-2018 06:40 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,542
    05-20-2018, 10:14 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 334
    05-18-2018, 03:06 AM Go to last post
  12. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
    15 Pages
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    medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, tourette’s tics
    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 15,393
    05-17-2018, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  13. Sad news

    Started by Frog42, 04-19-2018 01:37 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 3,995
    05-16-2018, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Stem Cells and Richard Cohen

    Started by Virginia, 05-03-2018 04:47 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 1,779
    05-12-2018, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Music

    Started by nuthatch, 04-25-2018 03:06 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 2,187
    05-11-2018, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  16. MS Walk

    Started by ssusan, 05-03-2018 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 388
    05-04-2018, 06:42 PM Go to last post

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