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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. Decorating the wheelchair

    Started by BBS1951, 05-07-2017 03:42 PM
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  2. helowuuuououo

    Started by SalpalSally, 05-01-2017 03:43 PM
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  3. Bear Cam . . . so good!

    Started by nuthatch, 05-01-2017 07:26 PM
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  4. MS is ending my work life

    Started by BBS1951, 02-03-2017 01:20 PM
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  5. Yet another idea to try for immune system repair

    Started by agate, 03-18-2017 08:13 AM
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  6. Smile Drug to make you feel younger

    Started by Jeanie Z, 04-01-2017 07:19 PM
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  7. Condolences to Jendie

    Started by agate, 03-12-2017 01:10 PM
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  8. Dessert with mangoes: for Jeanie Z

    Started by Frog42, 03-13-2017 07:36 AM
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  9. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2017 10:53 PM
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  10. Keep On Moving: April 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 03-31-2017 11:33 PM
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  11. Lemtrada: Near cure?

    Started by BBS1951, 04-27-2017 07:46 AM
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  12. Falling

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-09-2017 09:55 AM
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  13. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

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  14. Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) has FDA approval

    Started by agate, 03-28-2017 10:52 PM
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  15. Medical Marijuana doc visit today

    Started by BBS1951, 03-29-2017 01:03 PM
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  16. Survival and mortality in MS--60-year study of 1388 MS patients

    Started by agate, 04-11-2017 08:56 PM
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  17. Opdivo

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-15-2017 12:43 PM
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