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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
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    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 47,578
    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
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 24,712
    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: 16,757
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. 1 in 3 Adults are Lonely.

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-25-2018 02:14 AM
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 436
    09-29-2018, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  2. Instacart

    Started by agate, 09-29-2018 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 174
    09-29-2018, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  3. "Consumer 101" program on NBC

    Started by agate, 09-27-2018 05:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 130
    09-27-2018, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  4. Major hair loss - Help

    Started by lawnerd, 10-04-2014 03:39 PM
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 6,671
    09-27-2018, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  5. MSAA newsletter on MS research (September)

    Started by agate, 09-25-2018 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 123
    09-25-2018, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Shingles!!!!

    Started by Virginia, 09-03-2018 04:04 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 1,461
    09-25-2018, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  7. Happy birthday, renee (September 13)!

    Started by agate, 09-12-2018 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 380
    09-24-2018, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  8. Having Shingles increases odds of getting MS

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 196
    09-24-2018, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  9. How does this grab bar work, and can it solve my space problem.

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 08:14 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 319
    09-24-2018, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Another grab bar question: slickness.

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 211
    09-24-2018, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  11. Physicians rank these as top hospitals

    Started by Sunshine, 09-20-2018 09:14 AM
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 327
    09-23-2018, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  12. Happy birthday, Pegakafarmgirl--September 22!

    Started by agate, 09-21-2018 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 211
    09-22-2018, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  13. Diagonal versus horizontal grab bars

    Started by Sunshine, 09-22-2018 08:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 145
    09-22-2018, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Buying grab bars— help?

    Started by Sunshine, 09-21-2018 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 182
    09-22-2018, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  15. OT: Daily aspirin for seniors no benefit, may harm

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-17-2018 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 293
    09-19-2018, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  16. Flu shot and steroids

    Started by cruiser, 09-18-2018 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 197
    09-19-2018, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Buy Nothing Project

    Started by stillstANNding, 09-15-2018 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 142
    09-15-2018, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  18. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
    17 Pages
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    medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, tourette’s tics
    • Replies: 161
    • Views: 20,619
    09-11-2018, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  19. I got a U-step walker!

    Started by stillstANNding, 09-07-2018 07:15 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 936
    09-10-2018, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Alzheimer’s

    Started by Sunshine, 09-09-2018 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 217
    09-09-2018, 11:52 AM Go to last post

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