What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease, that affect so many people everyday here in the US and all over the world. It attacks the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is made up of the brain, spinal cord, an optic nerves. MS is thought to be a autoimmune disease. The body's own defense system attacks the myelin ( the fatty substance that surrounds and protects the the nerve fibers in the CNS. The attacks form myelin scar tissue which become damage. Nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted and interrupted, producing the variety of symptoms that can occur. Mild numbness in the limbs or severe symptoms such as paralysis or loss of vision my occur. MS is unpredictable and symptoms vary from person to person. Most people with MS continue to lead long and productive lives. For more information on MS please visit www.msworld.org or www.msassociation.org. Please be a supporter of MS through your time or donations.