By trafficon
3 years ago

Ms disease

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Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a long-lasting disease that can affect your brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves in your eyes. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions.

The effects are often different for everyone who has the disease. Some people have mild symptoms and don’t need treatment. Others will have trouble getting around and doing daily tasks.

MS happens when your immune system attacks a fatty material called myelin, which wraps around your nerve fibers to protect them. Without this outer shell, your nerves become damaged. Scar tissue may form.

The damage means your brain can’t send signals through your body correctly. Your nerves also don’t work as they should to help you move and feel. As a result, you may have symptoms like:

Trouble walking
Feeling tired
Muscle weakness or spasms
Blurred or double vision
Numbness and tingling
Sexual problems
Poor bladder or bowel control
Pain
Depression
Problems focusing or remembering
3 years
HappyLady I am the child of a father who suffers from multiple sclerosis. It was diagnosed when I was 12. At 86 he is in a wheelchair and only has the use of his 5 senses and one arm. However, he did work till he was 55, travelled, even when in a wheelchair and still, thanks to my mum, goes out. It is hard work for her but does show you can still have a quality of life with the right conditions.
3 years