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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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    05-26-2017, 01:33 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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    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: 12,860
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. OT Word Game

    Started by SalpalSally, 08-08-2013 09:22 AM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 132
    • Views: 8,875
    01-14-2014, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  2. Arrow Welcome back, Bou!

    Started by agate, 01-11-2014 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,011
    01-12-2014, 12:29 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,284
    01-11-2014, 08:44 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,244
    01-08-2014, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  3. OT December chitchat

    Started by agate, 12-01-2013 05:02 PM
    16 Pages
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    • Replies: 157
    • Views: 14,645
    01-05-2014, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  4. Ot bird cams

    Started by nuthatch, 05-14-2013 03:49 PM
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    12-30-2013, 11:29 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,361
    12-22-2013, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  5. The wining and dining continues

    Started by agate, 12-20-2013 11:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 723
    12-21-2013, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  6. Board

    Started by Virginia, 12-19-2013 08:23 AM
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,740
    12-20-2013, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  7. myelin repair research

    Started by SKL, 12-16-2013 04:49 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,269
    12-19-2013, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Oral VSN16R for treating spasticity

    Started by Parsi, 12-05-2013 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,079
    12-19-2013, 12:39 AM Go to last post
  9. Rehab misnomer

    Started by Tweeker, 12-11-2013 12:36 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,189
    12-17-2013, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  10. Knee surgery

    Started by Tweeker, 12-09-2013 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-10-2013, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  11. OT November Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 10-31-2013 09:34 PM
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    • Replies: 67
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    12-05-2013, 12:23 AM Go to last post
  12. OT husband had quadruple bypass...food services in western MA?

    Started by Lazarus, 11-18-2013 04:32 AM
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    12-01-2013, 02:49 AM Go to last post
  13. bacteria toxin may be MS trigger

    Started by SKL, 11-18-2013 07:44 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    11-26-2013, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  14. Statin drugs

    Started by Virginia, 11-24-2013 02:06 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,139
    11-26-2013, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  15. cold sweats???

    Started by boston/maine, 10-10-2013 01:40 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,203
    11-20-2013, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  16. osteoporosis.

    Started by NanMacan, 11-14-2013 11:04 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,117
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