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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/2006--Updated 1/2018)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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    • Replies: 38
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    07-14-2019, 10:29 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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    05-02-2017, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Smile August chitchat

    Started by agate, 07-31-2019 09:27 PM
    16 Pages
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    • Replies: 155
    • Views: 2,705
    Today, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  2. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
    269 Pages
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    • Replies: 2,685
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    Yesterday, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  3. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
    71 Pages
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    • Replies: 701
    • Views: 89,377
    08-15-2019, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  4. How do you get a driver

    Started by Sunshine, 08-15-2019 01:53 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 101
    08-15-2019, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  5. OT. Barrack O’ bama’s new reading list

    Started by Lazarus, 08-15-2019 02:44 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 58
    08-15-2019, 08:24 AM Go to last post
  6. Keep on Moving Thread: August 2019

    Started by Sunshine, 07-31-2019 02:03 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
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    08-12-2019, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  7. Happy birthday, nuthatch (Joan)--August 9!

    Started by agate, 08-08-2019 10:05 PM
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    08-11-2019, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  8. Actress Selma Blair's Recent Treatment for MS

    Started by Earth Mother 2 Angels, 07-26-2019 04:14 PM
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    08-10-2019, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  9. Bird Watching

    Started by nuthatch, 01-31-2019 10:29 PM
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    08-09-2019, 04:45 PM Go to last post
  10. Trintellix Anyone?

    Started by houghchrst, 08-08-2019 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 103
    08-08-2019, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  11. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by Sunshine, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
    34 Pages
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    • Replies: 334
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    08-07-2019, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Cool What's your age?

    Started by Howie, 07-27-2019 01:53 PM
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 512
    08-07-2019, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  13. Haiku

    Started by Cherie, 06-14-2019 03:11 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
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    08-06-2019, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  14. Yesterday at farmers’ Market ......OT

    Started by Lazarus, 08-04-2019 03:20 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 199
    08-06-2019, 02:03 AM Go to last post
  15. Was last here 15 years ago.....

    Started by hootswithowls, 05-30-2019 08:55 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
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    08-03-2019, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Keep on Moving: July 2019

    Started by Sunshine, 07-01-2019 01:47 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 99
    • Views: 1,749
    08-01-2019, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  17. July chit-chat

    Started by Catdancer, 07-01-2019 05:49 AM
    32 Pages
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    • Replies: 314
    • Views: 4,810
    07-31-2019, 05:01 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 278
    07-31-2019, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  18. People to do the Chitchat thread?

    Started by agate, 07-29-2019 08:08 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    07-29-2019, 02:59 PM Go to last post

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