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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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    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
    2 Pages
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    • Views: 25,165
    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: 17,017
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Having Shingles increases odds of getting MS

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 259
    09-24-2018, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  2. How does this grab bar work, and can it solve my space problem.

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 08:14 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 366
    09-24-2018, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  3. Another grab bar question: slickness.

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 263
    09-24-2018, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  4. Physicians rank these as top hospitals

    Started by Sunshine, 09-20-2018 09:14 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 434
    09-23-2018, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  5. Happy birthday, Pegakafarmgirl--September 22!

    Started by agate, 09-21-2018 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 262
    09-22-2018, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Diagonal versus horizontal grab bars

    Started by Sunshine, 09-22-2018 08:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 170
    09-22-2018, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Buying grab bars— help?

    Started by Sunshine, 09-21-2018 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 228
    09-22-2018, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  8. OT: Daily aspirin for seniors no benefit, may harm

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-17-2018 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 414
    09-19-2018, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  9. Flu shot and steroids

    Started by cruiser, 09-18-2018 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 232
    09-19-2018, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  10. Buy Nothing Project

    Started by stillstANNding, 09-15-2018 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 189
    09-15-2018, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  11. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
    17 Pages
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    medical marijuana, multiple sclerosis, tourette’s tics
    • Replies: 161
    • Views: 21,765
    09-11-2018, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  12. I got a U-step walker!

    Started by stillstANNding, 09-07-2018 07:15 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 1,220
    09-10-2018, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Alzheimer’s

    Started by Sunshine, 09-09-2018 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 347
    09-09-2018, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Keep on Moving Club: February 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 01-31-2018 03:39 PM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 143
    • Views: 8,295
    09-09-2018, 01:57 AM Go to last post
  15. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2017 10:42 PM
    26 Pages
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    • Replies: 256
    • Views: 16,238
    09-05-2018, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  16. Happy birthday, Cherie (September 4)!

    Started by agate, 09-03-2018 09:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 489
    09-04-2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  17. Surfing with Leukemia

    Started by Sunshine, 09-04-2018 04:31 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 231
    09-04-2018, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  18. Keep on Moving Club: August 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 08-01-2018 01:49 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 97
    • Views: 3,016
    08-31-2018, 01:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 269
    08-31-2018, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  19. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2018 09:48 PM
    33 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 33
    • Replies: 326
    • Views: 7,957
    08-31-2018, 12:06 PM Go to last post

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