Expert neurologists describe multiple sclerosis (MS) and provide an overview of the disease. MS is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Inflammation in the CNS results in loss of myelin, leading to impaired neurological function. The experts also talk about who gets MS, and the role of age and gender.
Expert neurologists talk about the underlying causes of MS and the current understanding of its pathophysiology. While the cause of MS is still not known, experts believe that a combination of factors may be involved. This discussion covers possible risk factors for developing MS – including genetics, environment, latitude, ethnicity, gender, and age – and whether it is possible to prevent MS.
Patients discuss their experiences about how they felt, including what initial fears they had, at the time they were diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). They also share how they gained confidence and maintained a good quality of life in subsequent years by controlling their disease symptoms.