is Multiple Sclerosis?
is a chronic disease of the central nervous system affecting the
brain and spinal cord.
occurs when myelin, a substance covering nerve fibers deteriorates
and lesions form. This distorts messages to or from the brain, resulting
in a variety of symptoms varying from mild to severe. MS usually
appears between the ages of 15-50, just as a person is starting
their lives. Women are affected more than men. Currently there are
over 400,000 Americans affected by MS. The cause of MS is not clearly
known, therefore there is no cure for this often debilitating disease.
Symptoms can include:
Multiple Sclerosis Resources
of Central New York