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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: 36
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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
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 26,439
    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: 17,644
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Montel Williams update

    Started by agate, 10-10-2018 09:05 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 369
    10-10-2018, 09:05 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 515
    10-01-2018, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  2. OT September Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 08-31-2018 10:40 PM
    28 Pages
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    • Replies: 277
    • Views: 10,036
    09-30-2018, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Keep on Moving Club: Sept. 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 09-01-2018 02:17 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 3,534
    09-30-2018, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  4. 1 in 3 Adults are Lonely.

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-25-2018 02:14 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,091
    09-29-2018, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Instacart

    Started by agate, 09-29-2018 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 451
    09-29-2018, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  6. "Consumer 101" program on NBC

    Started by agate, 09-27-2018 05:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 341
    09-27-2018, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  7. MSAA newsletter on MS research (September)

    Started by agate, 09-25-2018 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 268
    09-25-2018, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  8. Shingles!!!!

    Started by Virginia, 09-03-2018 04:04 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 2,317
    09-25-2018, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  9. Happy birthday, renee (September 13)!

    Started by agate, 09-12-2018 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 754
    09-24-2018, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  10. Having Shingles increases odds of getting MS

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 550
    09-24-2018, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  11. How does this grab bar work, and can it solve my space problem.

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 08:14 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 713
    09-24-2018, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  12. Another grab bar question: slickness.

    Started by Sunshine, 09-23-2018 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 595
    09-24-2018, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  13. Physicians rank these as top hospitals

    Started by Sunshine, 09-20-2018 09:14 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 887
    09-23-2018, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  14. Happy birthday, Pegakafarmgirl--September 22!

    Started by agate, 09-21-2018 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 484
    09-22-2018, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  15. Diagonal versus horizontal grab bars

    Started by Sunshine, 09-22-2018 08:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 357
    09-22-2018, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  16. Buying grab bars— help?

    Started by Sunshine, 09-21-2018 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 523
    09-22-2018, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  17. OT: Daily aspirin for seniors no benefit, may harm

    Started by SuzE-Q, 09-17-2018 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 774
    09-19-2018, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  18. Flu shot and steroids

    Started by cruiser, 09-18-2018 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 508
    09-19-2018, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  19. Buy Nothing Project

    Started by stillstANNding, 09-15-2018 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 349
    09-15-2018, 07:48 AM Go to last post

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