Multiple Sclerosis ( Ms ), Autoimmune, Inflammatory Disease Involving The Central Nervous System ( Cns ) Essay

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Jessame Dioquino
BIOL 200B
Professor Mirzatoni
March 8, 2016
Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is autoimmune, inflammatory disease involving the central nervous system (CNS). This disease is a result of the immune system attacking myelin proteins. Usually affecting younger people between the ages of 20 and 50 years, multiple sclerosis slowly destroys the myelin sheath that are located in the CNS causing them to eventually create scleroses, or hardened lesions. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be different, but visual, sensory, and motor signs are usually affected with this disease. Some early symptoms care problems like blurred or double vision, numbness, loss of balance, and weakness in arms or legs, as well as fatigue, muscle spasms, speech problems. Approximately 400,000 people in the United States and 2.5 million people worldwide are affected by multiple sclerosis (Hersh and Fox, 2014). Educating ones self about multiple sclerosis is important because it has many unanswered questions. There are many theories and treatments that may seem like they work, but there is no cure or definite reason why MS happens. Multiple sclerosis is also a disease that affects many people and is very hard to treat. The Central Nervous System is the control center of the nervous system. Containing the brain and the spinal cord, the central nervous system interprets signals that are created by neurons through sensory inputs and prescribes them into motor outputs. Multiple

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