World Multiple Sclerosis Day – May 30
The purpose of any day set aside to focus on a disease is to help educate people, raise awareness about symptoms and treatments, and to make suggestions about providing aid to both patients and caregivers. What IS Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? The term means “many scars.”
It refers to the areas that appear on the brain and spinal cord after the myelin sheath, which covers and protects our nerves, is damaged or dies. The damaged myelin leaves a lesion which can be identified by an MRI.
Symptoms often arise in people from age 20 – 40. The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation states that Multiple Sclerosis affects over 2.3 million people. Of course, that means it affects the families, friends, and co-workers of 2.3 million people also! Continue Reading →