Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system in which the protective covering around nerves is destroyed, disrupting the communication between the brain and nerve pathways.
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The cause of MS is still unknown, although there is a lot of speculation and research. MS could be the result of a common virus. Genetics may also be a factor, although MS is not directly inherited.
Symptoms of MS are unpredictable, as they vary by individual. Some symptoms may include problems with extreme fatigue, blurred or double visio, loss of balance or coordination, muscle stiffness, bladder/bowel, short term memory, and tingling or numbness.
To be sure you have MS, you need a clinical diagnosis from a neurologist. The diagnosis is made based on medical history, symptoms, as well as the results of tests such as MRIs.