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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: 35
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    06-17-2018, 10:35 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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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 23,551
    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: 16,026
    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Interferons shown not to reduce MS disability but have other uses

    Started by agate, 07-18-2012 07:16 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,323
    07-20-2012, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  2. OT: Good olo fashioned cattle drive

    Started by nuthatch, 07-17-2012 08:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,676
    07-19-2012, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  3. FDA . . . interesting

    Started by nuthatch, 07-17-2012 07:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,214
    07-18-2012, 09:44 AM Go to last post
  4. Truck Ramp for Wheelchair

    Started by Tweeker, 07-16-2012 04:01 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,560
    07-16-2012, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Update on Montel Williams

    Started by agate, 06-17-2012 07:18 PM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 6,050
    07-16-2012, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  6. OT July Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 07-01-2012 04:30 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 81
    • Views: 10,155
    07-16-2012, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  7. Is This Still a Support Forum for People with MS?

    Started by SalpalSally, 06-08-2012 07:53 AM
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    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 5,882
    07-15-2012, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  8. Valerian Root

    Started by Gabriella7, 07-09-2012 04:16 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    07-14-2012, 12:16 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,417
    07-11-2012, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  9. Charlie Rose show on MS

    Started by stillstANNding, 07-10-2012 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,281
    07-10-2012, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  10. "Affordable Health Care"

    Started by Gabriella7, 06-28-2012 08:54 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,492
    07-09-2012, 08:09 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,987
    07-07-2012, 10:56 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,120
    07-06-2012, 04:47 PM Go to last post
  11. OT: Bald Eagle cam

    Started by nuthatch, 02-23-2012 08:02 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    07-04-2012, 08:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
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    07-03-2012, 02:40 PM Go to last post
  12. AFFORDING THE DMDs!

    Started by Virginia, 06-13-2012 04:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,684
    07-02-2012, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  13. OT another June chit chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 06-26-2012 09:20 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 3,063
    06-30-2012, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  14. National MS Society's posting about FDA safety communication on CCSVI

    Started by agate, 05-10-2012 12:58 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,360
    06-28-2012, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  15. Medical MJ

    Started by Gary, 05-27-2012 09:53 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,468
    06-26-2012, 01:25 PM Go to last post

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