Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease that affects the central nervous system, that is, the brain and the spinal cord. The symptoms vary from patient to patient and each one develops individually depending on the area that is damaged. Multiple sclerosis is the second cause, after traumas, of neurological disability among young adults and affects more women than men.

Multiple Sclerosis explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
People with multiple sclerosis should understand that it is very important to continue then treatment even they don’t have any symptoms, because these medicines don’t treat the symptoms - they help prevent new attacks.
The experience, the years of research mean that we are learning more about it all the time, there are more treatments to manage it, so while it can’t be cured yet, we patients can still have as normal a life as possible.
Substantiated information by:
Ana Hernando
Albert Saiz

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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