Category Types of MS

Types of MS

Multiple Sclerosis varies highly from person to person. This is due to the fact that it occurs in different locations of the central nervous system. In most cases of MS the symptoms in the initial stages can occur suddenly without any recognisable cause. When symptomatic occurrence of MS or a change in them for worse happens is known as a relapse.

A person can then improve from those symptoms after a couple of days or weeks and may return back to the normal condition or worse than they were before the attack. This is called remission. As time progresses, a person may recover from the symptoms either completely or partially. However, sometimes the symptoms may still remain permanent even in remission leading to a loss of some function.

Rehabilitation, physical and mental training can howeve...

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What is MS?

Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), including the brain, optic nerve and spinal cord. Each nerve fiber in the white matter of the CNS is surrounded and insulated by a protective layer called myelin. Nerve signals travel along the myelin between the brain and the rest of the body.

The cause is as yet unknown, but in MS these myelin pathways are damaged causing scattered patches of de-myelination thus making it difficult or impossible for messages to move over these hard, damaged areas. (“Multiple Sclerosis” means “many scars”) In short this is why your movement, feeling and co-ordination will be affected depending on the location of the “plaques” or scars in the brain and/or spinal cord.

And this must prove to be the mo...

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