Current thinking. Ms is an autoimmune disorder, which occurs in genetically susceptible folks, associated with environmental influences. But to date, we don't have all the information to prevent the onset. Various presenting signs provide clues of the onset of the disease. Since this is so complex, recommend going to mayo clinic site, wikipedia, or www.Aan.Com.
Autoimmune condition. Multiple sclerosis (ms) is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks itself rather than just attacking infections. Symptoms of ms generally last 24 hours or more, and can involve vision loss in one eye, double vision, balance problems, or weakness or numbness one one side of the body. Seeing a doctor to discuss your symptoms and see if they fit is a good idea.