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.
- Q What increases my risk of seizures if I have multiple sclerosis (MS)?
- Q Who should be on my healthcare team if I have multiple sclerosis (MS)?
- Q What are the benefits of lifestyle physical activity for people with MS?
- Q How can talking about recognition difficulties help people with MS?
- Q What can I expect during a doctor's visit for depression if I have MS?
- Q What factors help predict the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS)?