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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, 10/06)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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    12-07-2016, 06:58 PM 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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    01-19-2016, 04:03 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Happy Birthday, Lazarus (Linda), February 11!

    Started by agate, 02-10-2017 10:19 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 383
    02-11-2017, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  2. (OT) Decorah eagles Webcam

    Started by agate, 02-11-2017 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-11-2017, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  3. New diagnosis of a friend

    Started by mg12061, 02-07-2017 07:53 AM
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    02-11-2017, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Investigation of Biogen re pricing

    Started by BBS1951, 02-09-2017 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    02-09-2017, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Lazarus check in?

    Started by BBS1951, 02-09-2017 03:47 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 269
    02-09-2017, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  6. Thumbs up Neurology Now's guide to MS treatment options

    Started by agate, 02-06-2017 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 404
    02-07-2017, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  7. Smile Happy Birthday, Cat Dancer and Uppitycats, February 7!

    Started by agate, 02-06-2017 11:05 PM
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    02-07-2017, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  8. JC virus infectious?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 02-07-2017 06:40 AM
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    02-07-2017, 06:40 AM Go to last post
  9. Question A computer question

    Started by Howie, 02-04-2017 12:25 PM
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    02-06-2017, 05:10 PM Go to last post
  10. Happy Birthday, BBS1951 (February 5)!

    Started by agate, 02-04-2017 10:42 PM
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    • Replies: 16
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    02-06-2017, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  11. Victory at Fresh Market

    Started by BBS1951, 02-05-2017 03:20 AM
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    02-05-2017, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  12. MS Cure?

    Started by Gabriella7, 01-08-2013 05:24 PM
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    02-02-2017, 07:39 AM Go to last post
  13. Exercise and Stretch Thread: Jan. 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 01-01-2017 09:50 AM
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    02-01-2017, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  14. OT: Parsi

    Started by Uppitycats, 01-29-2017 05:36 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-30-2017, 04:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Smile Happy Birthday Stephanie Spezia.

    Started by Jeanie Z, 01-27-2017 09:41 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-28-2017, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  16. Happy Birthday, Salpalsally (January 26)!

    Started by agate, 01-25-2017 10:42 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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