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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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    07-14-2019, 10:29 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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    • Views: 30,416
    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
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. (Somewhat OT) Last woman in US born in 19th century died--at 116

    Started by agate, 05-13-2016 05:56 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 4,474
    05-25-2016, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  2. US FDA announces new nutrition label

    Started by agate, 05-23-2016 03:37 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,572
    05-25-2016, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  3. Frightening Trip

    Started by SalpalSally, 05-17-2016 12:05 PM
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    • Replies: 46
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    05-25-2016, 06:40 PM Go to last post
  4. Cool Go Team Remy

    Started by ssusan, 05-18-2016 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,618
    05-24-2016, 06:21 AM Go to last post
  5. "loss of awareness", a MS cognitive symptom

    Started by redcardinal, 05-14-2016 06:39 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,164
    05-24-2016, 06:10 AM Go to last post
  6. I saw you today!

    Started by Sunshine, 05-14-2016 11:47 AM
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,253
    05-15-2016, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  7. "loss of awareness" part 2

    Started by redcardinal, 05-14-2016 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,672
    05-15-2016, 09:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,013
    05-15-2016, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  8. Caution about ransomware on your computer

    Started by agate, 05-12-2016 01:46 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    05-13-2016, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  9. Medical errors may be 3rd leading cause of US deaths

    Started by agate, 05-11-2016 04:25 PM
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    • Replies: 16
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    05-12-2016, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  10. OT - grad gift?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 05-09-2016 12:04 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    05-11-2016, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Newest gadget--weights for feet

    Started by agate, 05-06-2016 05:45 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    05-10-2016, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  12. For all the Moms

    Started by nuthatch, 05-08-2016 12:01 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,183
    05-09-2016, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  13. 2016 AAN Meeting Abstracts

    Started by SuzE-Q, 05-03-2016 08:35 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,629
    05-07-2016, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Social media representation of CCSVI intervention for MS

    Started by agate, 05-03-2016 07:29 PM
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    • Replies: 32
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    05-07-2016, 07:25 AM Go to last post
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    05-06-2016, 07:15 AM Go to last post
  15. MS rebound on patients stopping Gilenya is a matter of concern

    Started by agate, 05-02-2016 06:00 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,442
    05-04-2016, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  16. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2016 10:32 PM
    61 Pages
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    • Replies: 603
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    05-03-2016, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  17. Sex hormone therapy may increase MS risk

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-29-2016 04:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,900
    05-01-2016, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  18. Exercise pedaller

    Started by agate, 04-29-2016 07:17 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
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