Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the immune system attacks myelin, the sheath that wraps around nerve cells. 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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Could You Have MS? 16 Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

In the most common form of multiple sclerosis, symptoms come and go (known as relapsing remitting MS). These symptoms can run the gamut from mild tingling to more severe vision loss.

5 Things Linked to a Higher Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Even experts are stumped by multiple sclerosis (MS), the tricky autoimmune disease that affects women two to three times more often than men. To add to the confusion, there’s no diagnostic test for the disease, and one patient can experience wildly different symptoms from another.What experts do know? MS occurs when the body starts to attack its own central nervous system, and certain factors can raise one’s risk of developing the disease.Watch the video to learn about the five traits that might raise your risk of MS.

6 People Explain What It’s Really Like to Live With MS

After Jamie-Lynn Sigler's announcement, we asked several individuals who have multiple sclerosis to share their experience with the disease. These are their stories.

Top 10 Myths About Multiple Sclerosis

Approximately 400,000 people in the U.S. are living with MS, yet many myths are circulating about the illness and its prognosis. Here we debunk the top 10 MS myths, and tell you what you can really expect if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with MS.

17 Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

In less than two decades MS has gone from an essentially untreatable disease to one with almost a dozen medications to slow the progression of the disease and multiple other therapies to alleviate symptoms.

12 Surprising Factors That Up Your Risk of MS

Experts don't know what causes multiple sclerosis, but both genes and environment seem to play a role

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8 Reasons Your Leg Feels Numb

Numbness, tingling, or pins and needles can sometimes be a sign of something serious.

My Doctor Dismissed My MS Symptoms as 'Stress'—Even Though My Body Was Going Numb

At 22 years old, when Ashley Ringstaff first went to the doctor complaining of numbness on her face, she had two young boys and was studying getting her degree. Her doctor prescribed her medication for stress and sent her on her way. It took over a year for her to be diagnosed with MS.