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How can multiple sclerosis affect the body?
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In brief: Central nervous only
Affects brain, spinal cord, and eyes, by attacking the myelin coverings of the nerves.
Causes changes in vision, balance, strength, sensation, stamina, memory, bowel and bladder functions, in part. No direct effect on internal organs such as heart or lung.

In brief: Central nervous only
Affects brain, spinal cord, and eyes, by attacking the myelin coverings of the nerves.
Causes changes in vision, balance, strength, sensation, stamina, memory, bowel and bladder functions, in part. No direct effect on internal organs such as heart or lung.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
Please read the attached link for specific explanations. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001747/.

In brief: Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
Please read the attached link for specific explanations. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001747/.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Brain & nerve damage
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that damages the central nervous system {the brain, spinal cord, and optic (eye) nerves}.
Ms symptoms can be mild, such as numbness in the arms or legs, or can be severe, such as loss of vision. Symptoms can come and go, with the severity and progress of symptoms being hard to predict. Different patients can have different types of symptoms.

In brief: Brain & nerve damage
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that damages the central nervous system {the brain, spinal cord, and optic (eye) nerves}.
Ms symptoms can be mild, such as numbness in the arms or legs, or can be severe, such as loss of vision. Symptoms can come and go, with the severity and progress of symptoms being hard to predict. Different patients can have different types of symptoms.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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