Category «Multiple Sclerosis»

Top 10 Tips for Managing Daily Life With MS

Living a Fuller Life With MS Multiple sclerosis is often unpredictable for the more than 400,000 people in the United States who live with the condition. Because symptoms can vary from day to day (you may be feeling too fatigued to even walk out of the house one day, but completely fine the next), living with …

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Causes and Risk Factors You Should Know Today

Part 1 of 2: Overview Multiple Sclerosis Overview Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by damage to the myelin sheath. This protective covering  surrounds the nerves of the central nervous system (brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). The damage is caused by inflammation. Damaged areas undergo gliosis (scarring). Lesions or scars (called plaques) may be scattered …

13 Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

A Close Look at MS Symptoms Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease with unpredictable symptoms that can vary in intensity. While some people experience fatigue and numbness, severe cases of MS can cause paralysis, vision loss, and diminished brain function. MS affects an estimated 2.3 million people worldwide. Women are affected more than twice as often as men, according to …

Multiple Sclerosis: Top 10 Treatment Centers

There are a variety of treatment options available for treating multiple sclerosis. Among the numerous reputed treatment centers in the U.S., the leading ten facilities are:. The Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis: This center is a part of Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute. It is renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and specialized care in offering treatment …

Top 10 Myths About Multiple Sclerosis

Myths and facts about MS by Denise Mann Most of us know or know of someone with multiple sclerosis (MS), but how much do we really know about this illness? MS is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system misfires against myelin, a fatty substance that insulates the nerve fibers of the …