Multiple Sclerosis

MS – Multiple Sclerosis

There are more than 2.3 million people worldwide afflicted with MS. The disease factors that have been found to contribute or associated with MS include gender, age, genetics, geography and ethnic background. The cause of MS is not known. It is thought that there is an environmental factor that an individual may be genetically predisposed to respond to that environmental factor. The result is that the myelin sheath of the body’s nerves is damaged and the nerve impulses are disrupted. Hence, the symptoms of MS include fatigue, weakness, numbness, tingling, muscle spasticity, vision blurring, among many others, begin to present. These symptoms are not predicable for any one person.

Demographically, individuals are usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 years. Typically there are 2-3 times more women than men afflicted with MS. Individuals of all ethnic background have developed MS, but it has been found to be more prevalent in caucasians and northern european background.

For additional information about multiple sclerosis:

National MS Society

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