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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
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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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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 25,094
    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: 16,977
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Stem cell therapies explained

    Started by Cherie, 09-08-2015 06:56 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,125
    09-08-2015, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  2. Well, it's true...cats don't need us...

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-06-2015 06:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,255
    09-07-2015, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  3. Happy Birthday, Cherie--September 4!

    Started by agate, 09-04-2015 07:04 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,191
    09-06-2015, 11:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Exoskeleton allows paralyzed man to walk

    Started by Sunshine, 09-04-2015 03:43 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,625
    09-04-2015, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  5. (OT) Some cute animals, including a frog

    Started by agate, 09-03-2015 06:00 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,082
    09-04-2015, 03:23 AM Go to last post
  6. OT Wes Craven Dies

    Started by SalpalSally, 08-31-2015 03:02 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,469
    09-03-2015, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  7. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2015 10:21 PM
    29 Pages
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    • Replies: 284
    • Views: 22,435
    08-31-2015, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Novartis announces 3rd case of PML with Gilenya

    Started by Cherie, 08-25-2015 02:09 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,630
    08-30-2015, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  9. Condor Cam

    Started by nuthatch, 08-27-2015 12:22 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,648
    08-30-2015, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  10. Gioing on Medicare

    Started by newone, 08-05-2015 06:38 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 5,587
    08-27-2015, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  11. Smoking could...HELP MS??

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-14-2015 02:56 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 3,649
    08-22-2015, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Cool Hackers

    Started by Howie, 08-19-2015 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,218
    08-20-2015, 12:25 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,073
    08-19-2015, 06:42 AM Go to last post
  13. US FDA adds PML warning to Gilenya drug label

    Started by agate, 08-05-2015 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,357
    08-18-2015, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  14. Let's get trippy!

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-04-2015 02:23 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,146
    08-07-2015, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Tysabri

    Started by Tweeker, 08-05-2015 03:00 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,389
    08-06-2015, 01:55 AM Go to last post
  16. Research that will make you hope!

    Started by Lazarus, 08-05-2015 03:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,088
    08-06-2015, 01:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Pain = reduced relapse rate

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-03-2015 09:37 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,230
    08-04-2015, 12:36 AM Go to last post
  18. Women's Immune Genes Work Differently than Men's

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-04-2015 12:21 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,041
    08-04-2015, 12:21 AM Go to last post
  19. Transition to SPMS

    Started by SuzE-Q, 08-03-2015 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,388
    08-03-2015, 03:18 PM Go to last post

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