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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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    01-25-2018, 06:49 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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    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
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,916
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  1. Article warns about exaggerated claims for stem-cell therapy

    Started by agate, 06-18-2016 07:01 PM
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,674
    06-20-2016, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  2. I terrorized another person with MS today

    Started by Sunshine, 06-18-2016 09:43 AM
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    • Replies: 17
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    06-20-2016, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  3. OT thanks for the posts on bursting water heaters

    Started by Sunshine, 06-18-2016 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,158
    06-20-2016, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  4. (OT) A few puns

    Started by agate, 06-17-2016 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,148
    06-18-2016, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Does stopping DMD cause attacks or progression??

    Started by SuzE-Q, 06-15-2016 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 995
    06-16-2016, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Neurologist at CMSC wants to change name of RRMS to "relapsing MS"

    Started by agate, 06-09-2016 10:25 PM
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    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 4,545
    06-16-2016, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  7. Stem cell treatMent to halt MS risky.

    Started by SalpalSally, 06-12-2016 06:22 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,188
    06-15-2016, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  8. New (ish) treatment cures MS in humans

    Started by Sunshine, 06-10-2016 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,169
    06-11-2016, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  9. (OT) Portland's 12 bridges viewed from a drone

    Started by agate, 06-09-2016 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 953
    06-10-2016, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  10. Two new developments

    Started by Sunshine, 06-01-2016 05:57 AM
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    • Replies: 42
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    06-09-2016, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  11. Fasting mimicking diet improves MS

    Started by Sunshine, 05-27-2016 03:34 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    06-08-2016, 01:42 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,600
    06-06-2016, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Pacific NW MS registry data

    Started by agate, 06-04-2016 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 703
    06-04-2016, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  13. OT: favorite book(s)?

    Started by Catdancer, 04-08-2016 05:05 AM
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    • Replies: 50
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    06-04-2016, 07:02 AM Go to last post
  14. OT May Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 04-30-2016 10:24 PM
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    06-03-2016, 06:51 AM Go to last post
  15. Predictors of Fatigue Impact

    Started by SuzE-Q, 05-03-2016 09:03 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,731
    05-31-2016, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  16. BBS - you're on the right track!

    Started by SuzE-Q, 05-28-2016 03:22 AM
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,730
    05-30-2016, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  17. MSAA research review for 2016

    Started by agate, 05-29-2016 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,091
    05-30-2016, 04:47 AM Go to last post
  18. I haven't been here in soooo long

    Started by Matthew's Mom, 05-08-2016 03:49 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,754
    05-29-2016, 04:37 PM Go to last post

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