Multiple Sclerosis

By: Kayla Davis

What is it?

Multiple Sclerosis is a non communicable disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. It causes damage to the nerves which disrupts communication between the brain and the body.

What causes Multiple Sclerosis?

Doctors are not exactly sure what causes multiple sclerosis, but there are many things that would make the disease more likely. Some people get multiple sclerosis after they have had a viral infection, the infection may trigger the disease or cause relapses. Scientists are not sure how the viruses are linked with multiple sclerosis.

What are the treatments for multiple sclerosis?

There really is no cure for multiple sclerosis, the treatment mainly focuses on speeding the recovery from attacks and slowing the progression of the disease and also managing symptoms. Some people's symptoms are so mild that there is no treatment needed, and nothing can be done.

what group of people is most likely to get this disease?

People between the ages of 20 and 40 are usually the ones who are most likely to get MS, that is when they usually start to have the symptoms.

How can you prevent multiple sclerosis?

Generally, there is no way to prevent MS or the attacks that come with it. But, there is a way to reduce the frequency of relapses and delay disability for some people.
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The picture above shows what age most people are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
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The picture above shows where in the human body the disease effects and what it does