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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
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 44,852
    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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    • Views: 23,595
    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: 16,056
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Meds are causing skin problems

    Started by Sunshine, 06-02-2018 02:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 295
    06-04-2018, 01:44 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 259
    05-31-2018, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  2. OT: May Chit Chat

    Started by Cherie, 05-01-2018 02:29 PM
    30 Pages
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    • Replies: 299
    • Views: 9,413
    05-31-2018, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  3. Man with MS gives away $1 million

    Started by agate, 05-30-2018 03:46 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 240
    05-31-2018, 06:50 AM Go to last post
  4. Keep on Moving Club: May 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 05-02-2018 01:43 AM
    15 Pages
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    exercise, multiple sclerosis
    • Replies: 145
    • Views: 4,096
    05-31-2018, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  5. Happy Birthday Agate !!

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 05-28-2018 07:33 AM
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    • Replies: 32
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    05-30-2018, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  6. Maybe a way to pick up a few $$?

    Started by agate, 04-15-2018 02:04 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,005
    05-26-2018, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  7. Article strongly favoring home BP monitoring

    Started by agate, 05-25-2018 05:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-26-2018, 11:08 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 289
    05-24-2018, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  8. Quiz to test your deal-spotting skills (OT)

    Started by agate, 05-19-2018 10:49 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 658
    05-23-2018, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  9. Goodbye, Sally

    Started by agate, 04-24-2018 10:23 PM
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,762
    05-22-2018, 09:38 PM Go to last post
  10. Laurel vs Yanny explained

    Started by Sunshine, 05-18-2018 07:18 AM
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 903
    05-22-2018, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  11. Someday

    Started by nuthatch, 05-22-2018 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 271
    05-22-2018, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  12. Going to Mayo

    Started by Sunshine, 03-30-2018 06:40 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,693
    05-20-2018, 10:14 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 447
    05-18-2018, 03:06 AM Go to last post
  13. Sad news

    Started by Frog42, 04-19-2018 01:37 PM
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    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 4,352
    05-16-2018, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Stem Cells and Richard Cohen

    Started by Virginia, 05-03-2018 04:47 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 1,983
    05-12-2018, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Music

    Started by nuthatch, 04-25-2018 03:06 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 2,468
    05-11-2018, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  16. MS Walk

    Started by ssusan, 05-03-2018 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 433
    05-04-2018, 06:42 PM Go to last post

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