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 Can benign multiple sclerosis lead to any other health issues?
- Q How can I help someone with MS-related aphasia order food at a restaurant?
- Q Can I donate blood if I have multiple sclerosis (MS)?
- Q What is the economic impact of multiple sclerosis (MS)?
- Q What are the benefits of lifestyle physical activity for people with MS?
- Q What can I expect during a Social Security disability review if I have MS?