Understanding MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord. MS is believed to be caused by faulty cells of the immune system.

 

Understanding MS

 

Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals to each other via nerve fibres, which are covered with myelin

 

Healthy nerve cell

 

Immune cells attack myelin on nerve cells, leading to inflammation and damage. This damage can disrupt the transmission of signals in the CNS.

 

Affected nerve cell

 

 

Preparing for MS appointments

Preparing for MS appointments

It’s not always easy talking to your doctor or nurse about how you are feeling.

    

    


    


 

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