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 if I feel like fleeing because my spouse has MS?
- Q What can I expect during a doctor's visit for depression if I have MS?
- Q How does benign multiple sclerosis affect the body?
- Q What is the history of multiple sclerosis (MS)?
- Q What is the difference between relapsing-remitting and progressive MS?
- Q What is the role of the immune system in multiple sclerosis (MS)?