Multiple sclerosis or MS is a condition in which the body's own immune cells (white blood cells) attack and destroy the covering of nerves in the brain and spinal cord.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
1. Weakened movements
2. Altered sensations to loss of vision
The symptoms depend on which part of the brain or cord is being damaged. MS symptoms can come and go or can progressively get worse over time.
There is an interesting correlation between the distances an individual lives from the equator to the likelihood of developing MS, with individuals living furthest having higher rates. Smoking, stress, and genetics have also been linked to the condition.
As of yet no cure for MS exists but a variety of medications can be tried to help control symptoms.
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