WHAT IS MS?

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An au­toim­mune con­di­tion whereby the im­mune sys­tem mis­tak­enly starts at­tack­ing the body. In MS, the pro­tec­tive lay­ers around the nerves to the brain and spinal cord be­come dam­aged.

The cause is un­known but it’s thought to be caused by a com­bi­na­tion of ge­netic and en­vi­ron­men­tal fac­tors.

Symp­toms vary, but of­ten leg or arm move­ment is im­peded and vi­sion be­comes blurred. Sen­sa­tion and bal­ance can also be af­fected.

There’s no cure, but pa­tients can slow down its pro­gres­sion or re­duce flare-up episodes by us­ing med­i­ca­tion.

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