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 How can I help my child with multiple sclerosis (MS) do well at school?
- Q How can I increase my lifestyle physical activity if I have MS?
- Q What is clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)?
- Q What kind of exercises can I do if I have multiple sclerosis (MS)?
- Q What is secondary-progressive MS (multiple sclerosis)?
- Q Can benign multiple sclerosis lead to any other health issues?