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What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is caused by an immune system that isn’t working properly.

What is Multiple Sclerosis, what are the symptoms and how long can people live with the condition?

MS is different for everyone, and can have an effect in many parts of the body.

It’s a neurological condition, that affects the nerves, and is caused when the immune system isn’t working properly.

The coating around nerve fibres – called myelin – is damaged, and this causes a range of symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty walking
  • Vision problems e.g. blurred vision
  • Bladder control problems
  • Numbness and tingling in the body
  • Muscle stiffness and spasms
  • Problems with balance and coordination
  • Struggling with thinking, learning and planning

Myelin protects the nerve fibres in the central nervous system, which helps messages travel quickly and smoothly between the brain and the rest of your body.

Those with MS will have an immune system which mistakes myelin for a foreign body, attacking it instead.

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