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Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

The National Multiple sclerosis (MS) website, NationalMSSociety.org, explains that MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

The cause of MS is still unknown – scientists believe the disease is triggered by an as-yet-unidentified environmental factor in a person who is genetically predisposed to respond.

The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.

Summer Momentum Magazine

The Summer 2018 issue of Momentum features the cover story “Out-stressing stress,” a look at how to identify and manage the anxiety your MS may cause. The issue also includes stories about pilot MS research projects, a family that has turned their apple orchard into a way to raise funds for a cure, and more.


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