Multiple Sclerosis Information
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. It is a degenerative condition, often with a fluctuating course. Although the majority of people who have it are mildly affected, a severe case of MS can render a person unable to write, speak, or walk.
Common symptoms include:
- Lack of coordination or unsteady gait
- Rapid involuntary eye movement.
Because MS affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), symptoms may be misdiagnosed as mental illness at first. In order for your healthcare provider to make a diagnosis of MS, you must have a history of at least two episodes of a cluster of symptoms.
(For more information, click Multiple Sclerosis. This article looks at when MS typically appears, who is affected by this disease, and more.)