Multiple sclerosis (MS) is easily one of the most frightening health conditions a person can experience, and it makes regular, daily activities extremely difficult for the millions who suffer from it. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), between 250,000 to 350,000 people are currently living with MS in the United States, with a number of victims demonstrating signs of the disease as young as 20.
What is MS and How Does It Affect My Loved One?
The Mayo Clinic defines multiple sclerosis as typified by destruction of the vitally protective nerve layer known as the myelin sheath due to a malfunctioning immune system. The destruction of these fibers, in turn, affects the central nervous system. Our brains rely on uninterrupted signal communication for voluntary muscle movement; in...Click to Read More