Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the immune system attacks myelin, the sheath that wraps around nerve cells. MS is more common in women than men, and can strike at any age, although it is more commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. The symptoms of MS can vary widely, depending on the nerves that are affected. Some common MS symptoms are extreme fatigue, numbness and tingling, vision problems, and weakness or balance problems.
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Obesity and birth control pills may play some role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), two new studies suggest.
An antibody linked with multiple sclerosis (MS) might be detectable in the blood of people with the disease before symptoms appear, a new study indicates.
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea is common in people with multiple sclerosis and may contribute to their fatigue, a new study shows. Fatigue is one of the most frequent and debilitating symptoms experienced by MS patients. The study included 195 people with MS who completed a sleep questionnaire and were assessed for daytime [...]
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that relatives of patients with multiple sclerosis aren’t as likely to develop the disease as previously believed, even though the illness is thought to be caused mainly by genetics. The researchers, at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, tracked almost everyone within the country who had been diagnosed [...]
Vitamin D may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and also reduce harmful brain activity, a new study suggests. Correcting vitamin D deficiency early in the course of the disease is important, according to the report, published online Jan. 20 in JAMA Neurology.