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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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    • Replies: 31
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    10-26-2017, 05:31 PM 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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    • Views: 19,687
    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: 13,795
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Speaking of being in a Zen state...

    Started by SuzE-Q, 02-10-2016 04:22 PM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,302
    02-14-2016, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAZARUS (Linda), February 11!

    Started by agate, 02-11-2016 07:49 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,872
    02-13-2016, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  3. PT Not Lookink Good for Me!

    Started by SalpalSally, 02-09-2016 10:39 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,704
    02-12-2016, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  4. OT Febuary Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 01-31-2015 06:27 PM
    21 Pages
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    • Replies: 204
    • Views: 15,025
    02-12-2016, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  5. Happy Birthday, Parsi - February 9!

    Started by agate, 02-08-2016 10:36 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,787
    02-11-2016, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,045
    02-11-2016, 06:35 AM Go to last post
  6. Symposium on fall risk in people w/MS

    Started by agate, 02-09-2016 06:01 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 698
    02-10-2016, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  7. Happy Birthday, Uppitycats/Cat Dancer, February 7!

    Started by agate, 02-07-2016 08:11 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,746
    02-09-2016, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Thumbs up Adjustable Glasses

    Started by Howie, 01-28-2016 07:39 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,481
    02-09-2016, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  9. Angry Read this thread please

    Started by Mike Weins, 02-08-2016 10:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,024
    02-09-2016, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  10. Eye problems...

    Started by Lazarus, 02-08-2016 07:11 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,971
    02-09-2016, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARY (February 3)!

    Started by agate, 02-03-2016 07:41 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,996
    02-09-2016, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  12. +++Attention+++

    Started by Howie, 02-05-2016 04:47 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 2,835
    02-09-2016, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  13. Belated Happy Birthday to Sandra (Infrared Charlotte), Jan. 29!

    Started by agate, 02-06-2016 08:56 PM
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    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,530
    02-08-2016, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Potential MS stem cell therapy moves to Phase 2 trial, 1st time in US

    Started by agate, 02-08-2016 09:51 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,360
    02-08-2016, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  15. Threads going sideways

    Started by Infrared Charlotte, 02-07-2016 11:52 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,271
    02-08-2016, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  16. yep its all my fault

    Started by Infrared Charlotte, 02-07-2016 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 867
    02-08-2016, 12:30 PM Go to last post

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