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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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    04-20-2018, 11:41 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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  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. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2018 10:38 PM
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  2. Maybe a way to pick up a few $$?

    Started by agate, 04-15-2018 02:04 PM
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 430
    Today, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  3. Keep on Moving Club: April 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 03-31-2018 09:21 AM
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    • Replies: 58
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    Today, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  4. Goodbye, Sally

    Started by agate, 04-24-2018 10:23 PM
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  5. Music

    Started by nuthatch, Yesterday 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 81
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  6. Owl egg!

    Started by Frog42, 03-26-2018 12:44 PM
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  7. Sad news

    Started by Frog42, 04-19-2018 01:37 PM
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  8. OT - Agate: what a sad end...

    Started by SuzE-Q, 03-29-2018 12:24 AM
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    04-24-2018, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  9. Celebs with connection to MS

    Started by Sunshine, 04-19-2018 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 180
    04-24-2018, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  10. AAN 2018 article: Start Treatment early for MS

    Started by Sunshine, 04-23-2018 12:24 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 142
    04-24-2018, 09:06 AM Go to last post
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    04-24-2018, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  11. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
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  12. Thinking of Grassman today...

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-20-2018 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-22-2018, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  13. For Vicky

    Started by nuthatch, 04-21-2018 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-22-2018, 04:50 AM Go to last post
  14. No money in cures: Goldman Sachs

    Started by Sunshine, 04-19-2018 03:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 157
    04-19-2018, 06:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Tips for travel with a disability NYTs

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-18-2018 06:06 AM
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    04-18-2018, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  16. immune disease

    Started by atlantis, 03-24-2018 01:33 PM
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    04-14-2018, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  17. New Shingles vaccine

    Started by Sunshine, 04-11-2018 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-14-2018, 07:25 AM Go to last post

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