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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle movement, balance and vision.
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis
The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls all your body's actions. When MS damages the nerve fibres that carry messages to and from your brain, symptoms can occur in any part of your body.
Causes of multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) occurs because of damage to the nerve fibres of the central nervous system. Your central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord and is responsible for controlling every action, conscious and unconscious, of your body.
Diagnosing multiple sclerosis
If you have unexplained symptoms that are similar to those of multiple sclerosis (MS), see your GP.
Treating multiple sclerosis
Find out more about treating multiple sclerosis, including treatment for symptoms and for relapses
Living with multiple sclerosis
A diagnosis of MS is life changing. You may need long-term treatment to control your symptoms and you may have to adapt your daily life.
'You just find the tools to get around it'
Jo was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis four years ago. She explains how it affects her body, her ability to move around and her family life, and where to
'Monthly infusions help treat my MS'
Narinder Kaur-Logue has an aggressive form of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. She experiences severely debilitating fatigue on a daily basis and has
'Cognitive behavioural therapy worked for me'
Leonie Martin, age 45, has relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). She resigned from her job in management seven years ago after a series of relapses and
'I consider myself very lucky'
Sara was 22 when she was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Now 30, she talks about her life since then.“It all started when I was in
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