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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

How does multiple sclerosis affect the body?

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  • Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that alters the functioning of your nervous system. It damages the protective layer that surrounds your body's nerves called the myelin sheath. After the myelin sheath is damaged, it's harder for the nerves to transmit signals throughout the body. That's why there are so many symptoms associated with MS. An impulse traveling on a nerve could be altered anyplace in your body where that nerve is exposed, causing you body to do something different than originally intended.

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