What is Multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is an auto-immune disease which affects the central nervous system (CNS), causing communication between the brain and the body to flow poorly and causing side effects such as potential disabilities.

Multiple sclerosis manifests itself through so-called attacks. For reasons unknown, the immune system receives false information and attacks the myelin, a protective cover around your nerve fibres. The thicker the cover, the better your nerves can send impulses and communicate. When the myelin is damaged, the nerves have difficulties sending impulses and this causes interference in the communication between the brain and the body. These damages are called plaques and the symptoms can be anything from sensory disturbances, vision problems, cognitive problems, fatigue or disabilities of varying severity.

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