Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not an uncommon disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Today, 2.8 million people around the world have MS.
MS is an inflammatory demyelinating condition. It is caused by damage to myelin. In MS, the loss of myelin affects the way nerves conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain. Common symptoms include blurred vision, weak limbs, tingling sensations, unsteadiness, loss of bladder bowel control, erectile dysfunction, memory problems, and fatigue.
Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. MS is two to three times more common in women than in men. At present, there is no drug that can cure MS, but treatments are available which can modify the course of the disease favorably. 
World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness, and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). We can choose to focus on a variety of angles when celebrating World MS Day, including:
* Challenging social barriers and stigma that can leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and isolated* Building communities that support and nurture people affected by MS* Promoting self-care and healthy living with MS*Lobbying decision-makers for better services and effective treatment for people with MS* Connecting people affected by MS to MS research.
‘I Connect, We Connect’ #MSConnection

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