Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurological-progressive disease that attacks the myelin in the central nervous system (CNS). Myelin is the protective sheath that covers the nerves (axon) in the brain and spinal cord (CNS).
MS is a chronic, neurological-progressive disease that attacks the myelin in the central nervous system (CNS).
The human nervous system is divided into two parts: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS).
Nerve cells, also called neurons, are the core component of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used to view the brain and spinal cord. MRI is a tool to help physicians diagnose MS and assess disease activity.
There are different types of MS. Each type has its own characteristics.
Your healthcare professional can monitor and evaluate your degree of physical ability and function using the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS).
Disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) can help improve the quality of life for those living with MS.
A relapse is the appearance of a new MS symptom or a worsening of old symptoms that last at least 24 hours without fever and active infection.
Where and how you inject your MS therapy will depend on the type of disease-modifying drug (DMD) your neurologist has prescribed for you.
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In this section you will find more information on various topics related to MS.