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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is considered an autoimmune disease that results in an abnormal immune system response in an individual’s body. This abnormal response damages Central Nervous System (CNS) tissues in a person’s brain, brain cortex, optic nerves or spinal...
Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis: Today Neurologists have the skills and tools necessary to correctly detect MS in nearly all cases of the disease but some remain elusive. The Neurologist performs a neurological examination to assist in evaluating movement and coordination functions,...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is considered an autoimmune disease, however, there are people who are not certain that this is indeed the case.  While the medical and research communities have known about multiple sclerosis for many years the exact cause why...
Myelin is a fatty white substance that surrounds the axon of some nerve cells, forming an electrically insulating layer. It is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. The production of the myelin sheath is called myelination or...
Health care professionals have identified several variances of multiple sclerosis.  In reality, these variances are not differing forms of the disease but severity and progression thereof.  Categorization is important as it is used as a marker of how severe...
Symptoms an individual may experience with Multiple Sclerosis vary significantly.  It is said, “Everyone’s MS is different” due to which areas of the Central Nervous System are impacted and the extent of damage incurred.  Diagnosis of MS is considerably...
The 10-point Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is the most widely accepted clinical disability scale of disability in multiple sclerosis. The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is a method of quantifying disability in multiple sclerosis and monitoring changes in...
Overview: What are Disease Modifying Therapies? Presently no cure exists for multiple sclerosis and thus it is considered a chronic disease. Disease-modifying medications attempt to alter the course of the disease to lessen or stop disease activity and progression.  Multiple sclerosis...