Ailments & Conditions

MS Relapses: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Overview of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a medical condition that affects the spinal cord and brain. Both are part of the central nervous system that is responsible for many important functions in the body. It is still unclear what causes multiple sclerosis exactly. However, scientists have found that it happens when certain factors trigger the immune system to attack cells in the spinal cord and brain. This leads to damage to the nerve fibers and interruption of signals to other body parts. Symptoms can vary from person to person, such as paralysis, blindness, fatigue, pain, memory issues, mood changes, tingling, and numbness. Depending on many factors, effects of multiple sclerosis may be long-lasting or just temporary. [1]