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MS- Getting help for you and your family- Wed 20th April


Ms poster april 16WHAT IS MS?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system.

In MS, the coating around nerve fibres (called myelin) is damaged, causing a range of symptoms.

More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS. Symptoms usually start in your 20s and 30s and it affects almost three times as many women as men.

To view the latest statistics, download our report on MS in the UK.

Once diagnosed, MS stays with you for life, but treatments and specialists can help you to manage the condition and its symptoms.

We don’t know the cause and we haven’t yet found a cure, but research is progressing fast.

www.mssociety.org.uk/what-is-ms/information-about-ms/about-ms?