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What is MS?


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease affecting the nervous system.

Nerves are coated in a protective covering called myelin. People with MS experience deterioration of or damage to this myelin sheath and the nerves may then function abnormally.

Symptoms may include:

  • Pain; including burning or tingling in different regions of the body
  • Impaired memory and poor cognitive function
  • Muscle spasms
  • Vision deterioration
  • Mobility and balance issues
  • Slurred speech