14 Common MS Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis, also called MS is considered an autoimmune disease. This is where a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks some bodily system and causes illness. In the case of MS, the sheath that protects the patient's nerve cells is attacked and may be gradually destroyed. The sheaths are made of a substance called myelin, which is made up of fats and proteins. When nerves are protected by their myelin sheath, they can easily send and receive signals from other nerves. These signals allow bodily systems, from the eyes to the muscles to the central nervous system to the digestive tract work the way they should.

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