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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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    12-31-2018, 10:40 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
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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
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. "Consumer 101" program on NBC

    Started by agate, 09-27-2018 05:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 286
    09-27-2018, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  2. MSAA newsletter on MS research (September)

    Started by agate, 09-25-2018 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 232
    09-25-2018, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  3. Shingles!!!!

    Started by Virginia, 09-03-2018 04:04 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 2,100
    09-25-2018, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  4. Happy birthday, renee (September 13)!

    Started by agate, 09-12-2018 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 636
    09-24-2018, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Having Shingles increases odds of getting MS

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 443
    09-24-2018, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  6. How does this grab bar work, and can it solve my space problem.

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 08:14 AM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 604
    09-24-2018, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  7. Another grab bar question: slickness.

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 487
    09-24-2018, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  8. Physicians rank these as top hospitals

    Started by Sunshine, 09-20-2018 09:14 AM
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    • Views: 740
    09-23-2018, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  9. Happy birthday, Pegakafarmgirl--September 22!

    Started by agate, 09-21-2018 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 419
    09-22-2018, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  10. Diagonal versus horizontal grab bars

    Started by Sunshine, 09-22-2018 08:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 295
    09-22-2018, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Buying grab bars— help?

    Started by Sunshine, 09-21-2018 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 423
    09-22-2018, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  12. OT: Daily aspirin for seniors no benefit, may harm

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-17-2018 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 654
    09-19-2018, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  13. Flu shot and steroids

    Started by cruiser, 09-18-2018 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 419
    09-19-2018, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  14. Buy Nothing Project

    Started by stillstANNding, 09-15-2018 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 289
    09-15-2018, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  15. I got a U-step walker!

    Started by stillstANNding, 09-07-2018 07:15 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 1,608
    09-10-2018, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  16. Alzheimer’s

    Started by Sunshine, 09-09-2018 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 544
    09-09-2018, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  17. Keep on Moving Club: February 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 01-31-2018 03:39 PM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 143
    • Views: 9,714
    09-09-2018, 01:57 AM Go to last post
  18. OT August Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-31-2017 10:42 PM
    26 Pages
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    • Replies: 256
    • Views: 18,277
    09-05-2018, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  19. Happy birthday, Cherie (September 4)!

    Started by agate, 09-03-2018 09:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 745
    09-04-2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Surfing with Leukemia

    Started by Sunshine, 09-04-2018 04:31 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 356
    09-04-2018, 06:56 AM Go to last post

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