What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) means "many" and "scars".

It is a condition of the central nervous system, and is the most common disabling neurological condition among young adults. Woman are almost twice as likely as men to develop MS.

Once diagnosed, MS stays with the person for life, but treatments and special care can help people to manage their symptoms well. There are probably at least 1000,00 people with obvious symptoms of MS in Great Britain alone.

Its causes are not yet known.

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