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Effects of multiple sclerosis differ for each individual

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis are not identical in every patient.

The nervous system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. It functions as your body’s communication highway, sending chemical and electrical impulses via billions of neurons throughout your body. Our ability to think, move and feel is credited to this vital system.

Disease can cause the flow of communication to be disrupted and make the body attack itself. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of these diseases. MS uses the immune system to launch an attack on the central nervous system — specifically myelin, the fatty substance that insulates the nerve fibers. This damage interrupts or distorts the impulses, and scar tissue, or sclerosis, forms.

MS produces a wide variety of symptoms that differ from person to person. However, the most common first symptoms involve eyesight problems and numbness in the face, body and limbs. Bladder dysfunction, fatigue and muscle weakness also affect most people.

Additional symptoms include:

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