Multiple Sclerosis affects almost half a million Americans in US alone. It is chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and unique for each case.
As Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease that attacks the central nervous system, it often results to damage of the myelin sheaths covering the nerve cells. When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing the variety of symptoms that can occur.
Multiple Sclerosis has no absolute cure. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can help uplift the situation of the patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. If left untreated, associated conditions may also be evident such as erectile dysfunction and depression.