Is Multiple Sclerosis on my web page?
My sister died of MS in 1995.
MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease that affects the
central nervous system (CNS). The CNS consists of the brain, spinal cord, and
the optic nerves. Surrounding and protecting the nerve fibers of the CNS is a
fatty tissue called myelin, which helps
nerve fibers conduct electrical impulses.
In MS, myelin is lost in multiple areas,
leaving scar tissue called sclerosis. These damaged areas are also known as
plaques or lesions. Sometimes the nerve fiber itself is damaged or
Myelin not only protects nerve fibers, but
makes their job possible. When myelin or the nerve fiber is destroyed or
damaged, the ability of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses to and from
the brain is disrupted, and this produces the various symptoms of MS
you do to help cure Multiple Sclerosis?
Donate, walk, run, bike...I decided to do the MS-150 bike ride every
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