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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: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  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: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/2006--Updated 1/2018)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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    06-03-2018, 04:44 PM Go to last post
  1. (OT) Musician/composer Leonard Cohen dies at 82

    Started by agate, 11-11-2016 05:39 PM
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    11-12-2016, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  2. (OT) Portland's 12 bridges viewed from a drone

    Started by agate, 06-09-2016 10:56 AM
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    • Views: 1,029
    06-10-2016, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  3. (OT) Proposed revised English spelling

    Started by agate, 07-20-2016 10:32 PM
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    07-28-2016, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  4. (OT) Reading

    Started by agate, 01-18-2017 12:24 PM
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    01-24-2017, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  5. (OT) Shark bites--part of BBS's surfing world

    Started by agate, 01-19-2017 06:14 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    01-20-2017, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  6. (OT) Some cute animals, including a frog

    Started by agate, 09-03-2015 06:00 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 971
    09-04-2015, 03:23 AM Go to last post
  7. (OT) Test your American English

    Started by agate, 12-09-2015 10:47 PM
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    12-14-2015, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  8. (OT) Time for baby birds!

    Started by Frog42, 02-14-2017 12:49 PM
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    07-11-2017, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  9. (OT) Trans-cultural communication isn't easy

    Started by agate, 11-16-2016 11:07 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-17-2016, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  10. (OT) Windows 10

    Started by agate, 09-09-2016 09:58 AM
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    09-12-2016, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  11. (OT)Cat litter boxes--hooded or unhooded?

    Started by agate, 09-26-2014 06:18 PM
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    09-27-2014, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  12. (OT)Wild West Department, coyote division

    Started by agate, 09-23-2017 12:56 PM
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    09-26-2017, 01:48 AM Go to last post
  13. (Somewhat OT) Last woman in US born in 19th century died--at 116

    Started by agate, 05-13-2016 05:56 PM
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    05-25-2016, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  14. (US) Free cell phones for qualified persons

    Started by agate, 10-23-2012 07:38 AM
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    10-24-2012, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Question ***A VERY important question***

    Started by Howie, 04-14-2016 02:24 PM
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    04-23-2016, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  16. +++Attention+++

    Started by Howie, 02-05-2016 04:47 PM
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    • Replies: 45
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    02-09-2016, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  17. .OT May Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 04-30-2017 10:42 PM
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    06-04-2017, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  18. 10 THings you can say to someone with a Chronic Illness...good article

    Started by Lazarus, 04-16-2016 02:35 AM
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    04-24-2016, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  19. 12 things not to say to someone with a chronic illness

    Started by agate, 01-09-2017 04:54 PM
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    02-19-2017, 01:24 PM Go to last post

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