15 Signs You Might Have Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis, also referred to as MS, is a disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord, or the central nervous system. It could potentially disable patients as the immune system attacks the layer called myelin that forms around the nerves. This disrupts the communication between the brain and the rest of their body. The damage that this disease causes could become permanent as it progresses.

As yet, it is not known what causes multiple sclerosis. The risk of getting the disease is believed to be influenced by a combination of genetics and environmental factors. However, it is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 50, with women two to three times more likely than men to develop it.

There is currently no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatment can help a patient manage the disease, ease some symptoms, and delay its progress. Symptoms widely vary. Some exhibit milder ones with long periods of remission, while others suffer from more serious disability.

If you think you might be at risk of multiple sclerosis, you might want to check out the following symptoms.