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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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    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. New MRI macnine .

    Started by Lazarus, 04-24-2019 02:43 AM
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,298
    05-13-2019, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  2. Dementia and the immune system

    Started by nuthatch, 05-13-2019 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 281
    05-13-2019, 12:53 PM Go to last post
  3. Are Sleeping Pills Safe?

    Started by SuzE-Q, 05-11-2019 04:12 PM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 582
    05-13-2019, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  4. Another person who has "cured" MS

    Started by agate, 05-08-2019 10:01 AM
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 645
    05-09-2019, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  5. Looks interesting

    Started by nuthatch, 05-04-2019 12:39 AM
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    05-08-2019, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  6. Life expectancy calculator

    Started by agate, 05-03-2019 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 287
    05-04-2019, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  7. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2019 10:47 PM
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    • Replies: 278
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    04-30-2019, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Keep on Moving Thread: April 2019

    Started by Sunshine, 04-01-2019 09:13 AM
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    • Replies: 73
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    04-30-2019, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  9. Gardening and Nature

    Started by Sunshine, 04-18-2019 06:58 AM
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    04-28-2019, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  10. Wishing Jeanie well

    Started by agate, 03-04-2019 11:52 AM
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    • Replies: 113
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    04-27-2019, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Red face OT - Humor

    Started by nuthatch, 04-23-2019 10:42 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 268
    04-23-2019, 10:42 PM Go to last post
  12. IVIg ...question

    Started by Lazarus, 04-23-2019 07:42 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 324
    04-23-2019, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Online grocery delivery services

    Started by agate, 04-18-2019 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 374
    04-19-2019, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  14. Incontinence

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-18-2019 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 531
    04-18-2019, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  15. Condolences for Rose

    Started by agate, 04-15-2019 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 507
    04-16-2019, 01:53 AM Go to last post
  16. MSAA survey on how MS has affected your life

    Started by agate, 04-13-2019 09:02 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 293
    04-13-2019, 09:02 AM Go to last post
  17. Mayzent

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-29-2019 07:37 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 701
    04-12-2019, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  18. A New Concern, Especially for Those With a Port

    Started by nuthatch, 04-11-2019 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-11-2019, 04:13 PM Go to last post

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