Multiple sclerosis is a medical condition where your brain and central nervous system are at risk of failing. It is possible as your immune system attacks the protective layer covering nervous fibers called myelin. The attack is possibly triggered by some external factors such as a virus or toxin.
This attack results in certain inflammation, scar tissue, and lesions collectively disrupting your brain's communication and control with the rest of the body. Some permanent damages and deterioration of the nerves are even possible.
Multiple sclerosis has varying symptoms depending upon the damage of the nerves. The seriousness of this disease can be estimated as it can even make a person unable to walk on his own. In most of the cases, it occurs in a relapsing-remitting pattern. The patient develops new symptoms over a certain duration of a week to a month, followed by a silent session for a month or even a year.
Although Multiple sclerosis is not genetically transmitted, people with its family history are at comparatively high risk. This disease does not have any permanent cure, but physiotherapy and medications can help slow down its symptoms.
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