MS Information

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that impacts the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, which make up the central nervous system and controls everything we do. The exact cause of MS is unknown, but we do know that something triggers the immune system to attack the CNS. The resulting damage to myelin, the protective layer insulating wire-like nerve fibers, disrupts signals to and from the brain. This interruption of communication signals causes unpredictable symptoms such as numbness, tingling, mood changes, memory problems, pain, fatigue, blindness and/or paralysis. Everyone’s experience with MS is different and these losses may be temporary or long lasting.

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Emotional Well-Being and Multiple Sclerosis
Whether you have multiple sclerosis or not, emotional well-being is an important component of overall wellness. For instance, emotions influence: How you feel physically Your motivation to care for your health How much and what you eat How much you exercise How you relate to other people and to the ...
Mobility and Accessibility
As your multiple sclerosis changes, what you need to be comfortable, safe and independent at home and in the world may also evolve. To respond to your changing needs, you may have to adjust your own mindset. The resources below will help you do this and provide advice on how to make concrete ...