What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis or MS, is a lifelong autoimmune disease that affects the Central Nervous System and interferes with its function of information transmission. It may affect crucial organs like the brain, spinal cord, and eyes. It can also result in problems with different body functions.
We have a fatty material called Myelin, which wraps around the nerve fibres to protect them and enhance their functions. Without them, the nerves can get severely damaged and may even die. Multiple Sclerosis happens when your immune system treats Myelin as a threat and attacks it. It causes the nerves in the sheath to get damaged and leave scars, known as Sclerosis. Thus, the name- Multiple Sclerosis.
The effects of MS vary from person to person. If you have mild symptoms, you will probably not even realise about the disease. In such cases, treatment isn’t required…