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Multiple Sclerosis: How MS Affects the Body

Understanding the effect multiple sclerosis has on the body.

MS can affect a number of functions, from movement to sensations to thought and speech. Which symptoms you experience — and whether they progress or go into remission — is unique to you. Understanding your MS requires a closer look at two important body systems:

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

This is the body’s control system. Comprised of the brain and spinal cord, it sends and receives messages from the rest of the body through a network of neurons. Those neurons have a protective myelin sheath that helps with quick, efficient conductivity of signals.

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