FRIENDS OF MS CHARITIES

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system, which is the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Some people have mild symptoms, such as blurred vision and numbness and tingling in the limbs. In severe cases, a person may experience paralysis, vision loss, and mobility problems.
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In recent years, scientists have made rapid progress in developing drugs and treatments for MS.

Newer drugs are safer and more effective, and they offer significant hope for slowing disease progression.

As researchers learn more about genetic features and changes that occur with MS, there is also hope that they will be able to predict more easily which kind of MS a person will have and establish the most effective treatment from the earliest stage.

A person who receives appropriate treatment and follows a healthful lifestyle can expect to live the same number of years  as a person without MS.

Friends of M S Charities is a non-profit 501c3 organization and is not affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or any of their chapters.