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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, 10/06)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  1. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by BBS1951, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
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  2. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
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  3. OT December Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 11-30-2017 11:44 PM
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  4. Grocery delivery options (from Neurology Now)

    Started by agate, 12-08-2017 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 182
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  5. Keep on Moving Club: December 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 12-01-2017 07:38 AM
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  6. Happy Birthday, Howie (Dec. 9)!

    Started by agate, 12-09-2017 08:22 AM
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  7. Keep on Moving Club: Nov. 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 11-01-2017 01:47 AM
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  8. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
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  9. MSAA live event on MS research updates December 16

    Started by agate, 12-11-2017 04:24 PM
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  10. Book Club: What are you reading?

    Started by BBS1951, 12-07-2017 11:35 AM
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    12-11-2017, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  11. New kitchen suggestions?

    Started by BBS1951, 08-25-2017 12:58 PM
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    12-11-2017, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  12. Service cats?

    Started by agate, 12-05-2017 05:05 PM
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    12-10-2017, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Disabled Doctors

    Started by BBS1951, 12-06-2017 11:47 AM
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    12-10-2017, 04:11 AM Go to last post
  14. hello I"ve missed everyone

    Started by boston/maine, 12-09-2017 08:21 AM
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  15. Nutrition and MS disability

    Started by BBS1951, 12-08-2017 08:16 AM
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    12-08-2017, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  16. Ocrevus doing well on the market

    Started by agate, 12-04-2017 01:08 PM
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    12-05-2017, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  17. OT October Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 09-30-2017 10:40 PM
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