Multiple Sclerosis (MS) occurs when myelin, the protective coating of the nerves, begins to break down, leaving nerve ends exposed. When this happens, it disrupts or distorts signals from the body to the brain which can lead to problems with memory, balance, vision, muscle strength, numbness and problems within the brain. It is not easy to diagnose MS and there is no cure. A series of tests will be performed by your doctor in order to rule out diseases that have similar symptoms. The only treatment for MS is managing the condition and preventing it from getting worse. This can be achieved through proper diet and medications.

Although everyone will experience different symptoms, here a few to be aware of:

Common Signs and Symptoms

  • Unexplained fever
  • Frequent headaches
  • Constant Nausea
  • Aching Muscles for no reason

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

  • Women are affected by MS between two and three times more often than men
  • There are presently 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide

Multiple Sclerosis Medications

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