MS Awareness Week 23rd -29th April

MS stands for Multiple sclerosis, which is a condition that can affect the brain, spinal cord and the optic nerves to your eyes. People that suffer from this disease will commonly get diagnosed in their 20s to 30s. However, this disease can develop at any age. The condition is always three times more common in woman than it is men. 

The condition is lifelong and, in some cases, can decrease life expectancy. It comes with many symptoms, including…
•    Fatigue 
•    Difficulty thinking, learning and planning
•    Difficulty walking 
•    Muscle stiffness and spasms
•    Numbness and tingling in different body parts 

The causes of MS is due to a breakdown of the immune system which attacks the healthy part of the body. Sadly there is no cure for MS, but there are many ways to help with the condition…
•    Taking steroid medication
•    Specific treatments to the individual 

Facts
More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS
It is not infectious or contagious

Myths
You will undoubtedly end up in a wheelchair
You will have to reduce your physical activity


You can find out more here 


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