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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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    • Replies: 31
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    01-25-2018, 06:49 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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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 21,151
    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: 14,628
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. MSer's with pregnancies fare better

    Started by SuzE-Q, 12-24-2014 05:06 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 978
    12-25-2014, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  2. former member gone

    Started by Cherie, 12-20-2014 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,460
    12-21-2014, 12:24 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,033
    12-17-2014, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  3. Chewing is tiring

    Started by Sunshine, 12-17-2014 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 971
    12-17-2014, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  4. Mice oligodendrocytes are different from human ones

    Started by agate, 12-16-2014 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,203
    12-17-2014, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy ? for me

    Started by boston/maine, 12-14-2014 06:02 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,319
    12-17-2014, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  6. A time limit for Rituxan??

    Started by mum2kat+3, 12-14-2014 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,316
    12-15-2014, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Live Animal Cams.

    Started by SalpalSally, 09-30-2014 08:40 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,879
    12-13-2014, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  8. How's YOUR decision-making?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 12-11-2014 05:24 AM
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 7,231
    12-13-2014, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  9. Abstract of a study if Ampyra

    Started by Lazarus, 12-11-2014 03:20 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,021
    12-12-2014, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  10. OT Today's Laugh.

    Started by SalpalSally, 12-11-2014 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,744
    12-12-2014, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  11. Video released today on Vitamin D and MS

    Started by Cherie, 12-11-2014 04:18 PM
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,851
    12-12-2014, 04:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Mitoxantrone doesn't work for PPMS

    Started by SuzE-Q, 12-11-2014 05:39 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,457
    12-11-2014, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  13. Poll Poll: Revive sticky thread on conventional and alternative MS therapies?

    Started by agate, 12-05-2014 04:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,149
    12-11-2014, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  14. Beta 1B may affect mortalityl rate

    Started by SuzE-Q, 12-11-2014 05:04 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 883
    12-11-2014, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  15. New MS drug option--Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) gets FDA OK for US sales

    Started by agate, 11-15-2014 07:42 AM
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 8,014
    12-11-2014, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  16. Handicapped Mannequin.

    Started by SalpalSally, 12-09-2014 10:08 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,034
    12-10-2014, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  17. Terry Wahls Diet

    Started by Sunshine, 12-06-2014 03:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,564
    12-08-2014, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Where did all the BT members go?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-05-2014 03:47 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,058
    12-08-2014, 04:44 PM Go to last post

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