multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a central nervous system disease affecting the flow of information inside the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, which form the central nervous system and regulate our actions. MS has no known origin, but we do know that something causes the immune system to target the brain and spinal cord. Signals to and from the brain are disrupted as a result of the damage of myelin, the protective covering insulating wire-like nerve fibers. Numbness, tingling, mood swings, memory issues, pain, fatigue, blindness, and/or paralysis are some of the symptoms that can occur when communication signals are disrupted. Everyone’s MS journey is unique, and these losses may be temporary or permanent.

Signs & Symptoms

MS symptoms are unpredictable and vary from person to person. Each person’s symptoms can alter or fluctuate over time, and no two people have exactly the same symptoms. One person may only have one or two of the symptoms, while another may experience many more.

  • Dysesthesia
  • Fatigue
  • Walking difficulties
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Spasticity
  • Weakness
  • Vision Problems
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Bladder problems
  • Pain and itching
  • Cognitive changes
  • Emotional changes
  • Depression