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Health Awareness: Multiple Sclerosis

ICYMI This is some information from our G.F.T. Radio Show episode: Health Awareness

Grown Folk Talk Radio

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What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple Sclerosis (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. In multiple sclerosis, damage to the myelin in the central nervous system (CNS) — and to the nerve fibers themselves — interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the brain and spinal cord and other parts of the body. (Credit: National MS Society)

The cause of MS is still unknown – 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.
Symptoms

The most common symptoms are overwhelming fatigue, visual disturbances, altered sensation and difficulties with mobility. The majority of people with MS…

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