What is Multiple Sclerosis?
A recently completed study found that there are approximately one million (1,000,000) people in the United States with some for of Multiple Sclerosis. There are about 2.3 million people worldwide suffering from MS. There are approximately 200 cases per day, or about 73,000 people annually, diagnosed in the…[Read more]
Treating the earliest signs of multiple sclerosis with the drug interferon beta-1b may reduce the risk of a definitive diagnosis of the condition. It may well help reduce relapse following a definitive diagnosis. These are the findings of new research published in the journal Neurology.
Early symptoms of MS include numbness or…[Read more]
In Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a person’s own immune system attacks the myelin as if it were a foreign body in the same way our immune system might attack a virus or bacteria.
Why might our immune system attack the myelin?
The reasons could be:
- Genetic – Some studies have shown that the genes we inherit from our parents may impact on our ris…
Welcome one and all!
I have started this because, to be completely honest, sometimes I need to just vent or I will go nuts.
But I also started this for a couple more reasons. First, it will be a diary of sorts. It will let me put into writing how I feel, what I am going through, doctors, tests, everything. If you do not have MS you are welcome to…[Read more]