Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms.
Specific symptoms can include
- Double vision,
- Blindness in one eye,
- Muscle weakness,
- Trouble with sensation,
- Trouble with coordination and balance
MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in recurrent attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms) Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often remain, especially as the disease advances.