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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: 32
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    04-20-2018, 11:41 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: 22,075
    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: 15,227
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Exclamation Global: Ignoring a users post and their posts that are quoted

    Started by Mike Weins, 04-29-2016 08:55 PM
    ignore
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 18,735
    06-26-2016, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  2. List of docs and how much pharmas pay them

    Started by Sunshine, 06-21-2016 01:20 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,361
    06-26-2016, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  3. Post Please Donate

    Started by Howie, 06-23-2016 03:01 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 859
    06-23-2016, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Can't donate blood?

    Started by mum2kat+3, 06-22-2016 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,018
    06-23-2016, 06:05 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,928
    06-22-2016, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Article warns about exaggerated claims for stem-cell therapy

    Started by agate, 06-18-2016 07:01 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,683
    06-20-2016, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  6. I terrorized another person with MS today

    Started by Sunshine, 06-18-2016 09:43 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,023
    06-20-2016, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  7. OT thanks for the posts on bursting water heaters

    Started by Sunshine, 06-18-2016 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,163
    06-20-2016, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  8. (OT) A few puns

    Started by agate, 06-17-2016 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,154
    06-18-2016, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  9. Does stopping DMD cause attacks or progression??

    Started by SuzE-Q, 06-15-2016 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,001
    06-16-2016, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  10. 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: 4,575
    06-16-2016, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Stem cell treatMent to halt MS risky.

    Started by SalpalSally, 06-12-2016 06:22 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,195
    06-15-2016, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  12. New (ish) treatment cures MS in humans

    Started by Sunshine, 06-10-2016 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,174
    06-11-2016, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  13. (OT) Portland's 12 bridges viewed from a drone

    Started by agate, 06-09-2016 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 960
    06-10-2016, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  14. Two new developments

    Started by Sunshine, 06-01-2016 05:57 AM
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 3,725
    06-09-2016, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  15. Fasting mimicking diet improves MS

    Started by Sunshine, 05-27-2016 03:34 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,177
    06-08-2016, 01:42 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,614
    06-06-2016, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Pacific NW MS registry data

    Started by agate, 06-04-2016 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 709
    06-04-2016, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  17. OT: favorite book(s)?

    Started by Catdancer, 04-08-2016 05:05 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 5,366
    06-04-2016, 07:02 AM Go to last post

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