Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS), including the brain and spinal cord. It is characterized by inflammation, demyelination (damage to the protective myelin sheath), and the formation of scar tissue. Symptoms of MS vary widely and can include fatigue, difficulty walking, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, vision problems, and cognitive impairment. The cause of MS remains unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. While there is no cure for MS, various treatments aim to manage symptoms, slow disease progression, and improve quality of life for individuals living with this condition.