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What is m.S?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine
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In brief: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects brain and spinal cord you can read in-depth info at http://nationalmssociety.
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In brief: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects brain and spinal cord you can read in-depth info at http://nationalmssociety.
Org.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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In brief: Definition

The most recent thinking reflects the following: >400, 000 people in usa have a disease attacking brain and spinal cord, with average age of onset 30 yrs, and the most common cause of disability in young people.
It is an autoimmune mediated disorder occurring in genetically susceptible individuals exposed to specific environmental triggers (without which, the disease is unlikely to develop).

In brief: Definition

The most recent thinking reflects the following: >400, 000 people in usa have a disease attacking brain and spinal cord, with average age of onset 30 yrs, and the most common cause of disability in young people.
It is an autoimmune mediated disorder occurring in genetically susceptible individuals exposed to specific environmental triggers (without which, the disease is unlikely to develop).
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. William Gaya
Exposure to Epstein Barr Virus, low Vitamin D levels, and growing up farther away from the equator are among environmental triggers.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Multiple sclerosis

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: Multiple sclerosis

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
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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology

In brief: Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder in which the brain and spinal cord become the target of our own immune system. The myelin, important brain substance that facilitates brain cell communication, gets damaged in multiple areas over time as result of this inflammatory response.
Patients symptoms may vary based on the area affected by the inflammation or demyelination.

In brief: Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder in which the brain and spinal cord become the target of our own immune system. The myelin, important brain substance that facilitates brain cell communication, gets damaged in multiple areas over time as result of this inflammatory response.
Patients symptoms may vary based on the area affected by the inflammation or demyelination.
Dr. William Gaya
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