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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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  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
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  1. OT April Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 03-31-2018 10:38 PM
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  2. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
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  3. Keep on Moving Club: April 2018

    Started by Sunshine, 03-31-2018 09:21 AM
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  4. Thinking of Grassman today...

    Started by SuzE-Q, 04-20-2018 10:50 AM
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  5. For Vicky

    Started by nuthatch, 04-21-2018 02:02 PM
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  6. Sad news

    Started by Frog42, 04-19-2018 01:37 PM
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  7. No money in cures: Goldman Sachs

    Started by Sunshine, 04-19-2018 03:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-19-2018, 06:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Celebs with connection to MS

    Started by Sunshine, 04-19-2018 12:11 PM
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    04-19-2018, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  9. Maybe a way to pick up a few $$?

    Started by agate, 04-15-2018 02:04 PM
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    04-19-2018, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  10. Tips for travel with a disability NYTs

    Started by stillstANNding, 04-18-2018 06:06 AM
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  11. 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
  12. New Shingles vaccine

    Started by Sunshine, 04-11-2018 01:37 PM
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    04-14-2018, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  13. OT - Agate: what a sad end...

    Started by SuzE-Q, 03-29-2018 12:24 AM
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  14. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by Sunshine, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
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  15. Has anyone had MRIs of brain, cervical and thoracic spine at same time?

    Started by agate, 04-09-2018 01:32 PM
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    04-11-2018, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  16. Feedback on finding shoes for foot drop

    Started by cami414, 03-24-2018 04:20 PM
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    04-10-2018, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
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    • Replies: 110
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    04-09-2018, 03:42 PM Go to last post

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