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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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    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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    • Views: 22,134
    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
  1. Preventing pressure sores

    Started by agate, 06-26-2016 05:55 PM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,867
    06-28-2016, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  2. Cool Dish TV users

    Started by Howie, 01-09-2015 09:10 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,535
    06-27-2016, 05:07 AM Go to last post
  3. Exclamation Global: Ignoring a users post and their posts that are quoted

    Started by Mike Weins, 04-29-2016 08:55 PM
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    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 18,793
    06-26-2016, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  4. List of docs and how much pharmas pay them

    Started by Sunshine, 06-21-2016 01:20 PM
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,382
    06-26-2016, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  5. Post Please Donate

    Started by Howie, 06-23-2016 03:01 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 869
    06-23-2016, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  6. Can't donate blood?

    Started by mum2kat+3, 06-22-2016 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,033
    06-23-2016, 06:05 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,949
    06-22-2016, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  7. 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: 1,703
    06-20-2016, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  8. I terrorized another person with MS today

    Started by Sunshine, 06-18-2016 09:43 AM
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,043
    06-20-2016, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  9. OT thanks for the posts on bursting water heaters

    Started by Sunshine, 06-18-2016 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,179
    06-20-2016, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  10. (OT) A few puns

    Started by agate, 06-17-2016 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,169
    06-18-2016, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  11. Does stopping DMD cause attacks or progression??

    Started by SuzE-Q, 06-15-2016 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,017
    06-16-2016, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  12. 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: 4,606
    06-16-2016, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  13. Stem cell treatMent to halt MS risky.

    Started by SalpalSally, 06-12-2016 06:22 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,209
    06-15-2016, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  14. New (ish) treatment cures MS in humans

    Started by Sunshine, 06-10-2016 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,191
    06-11-2016, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  15. (OT) Portland's 12 bridges viewed from a drone

    Started by agate, 06-09-2016 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 971
    06-10-2016, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  16. Two new developments

    Started by Sunshine, 06-01-2016 05:57 AM
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 3,751
    06-09-2016, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  17. Fasting mimicking diet improves MS

    Started by Sunshine, 05-27-2016 03:34 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,196
    06-08-2016, 01:42 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,636
    06-06-2016, 06:39 PM Go to last post

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