Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
is a complicated disease that affects the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord. The nerves are covered in a Myelin Sheath that is attacked in people who have MS resulting in disruption or impairment of the nervous system. MS can affect vision, hearing, balance and mobility. MS is diagnosed by medical doctors and often takes time to identify, often by means of clinical assesment and diagnostics such as MRI and nerve studies. There are many different treatments for MS and your physician will recommend the one that is appropriate for you.
Symptoms of MS vary greatly from person to person and may inlcude: bowel and bladder dysfunction, dizziness, incoordination, impaired speech and swallowing, muscle weakness, dry mouth, cognitive impairment, depression, numbness and tingling. Not all people will have all symptoms and the symptoms sometimes change during periods of remission.