Symptoms And Treatment Of Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a very common disease that affects more women than men; at a minimum two to three times relevant in women (Harbo, 2013). Sadly, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, since 1975, there has not been a successful national study of the prevalence in the United States. In order to improve reporting MS, the National MS Society established a method of testing administrative databases. In turn, the Society reported that MS organization have estimated 2.3 million individuals are living with MS worldwide. Is it the most common disabling neurological disease affecting young adults (Courtney, 2009). The greatest number of people who are identified with the disease are between the ages of 20 to 50, even though it can still be found in younger children and notable older adults. I personally find this statistic to be alarming. I am at risk for developing this disease since I am in my mid-20s. It is important that I understand and am aware of the disease because the actual cause of the disease in still a mystery. The environment and our genes could play a role in contributing to the disease.

As discussed in class, from the Human Anatomy and Physiology 9th edition by Marieb and Hoehn (2013), our bodies have billions of neurons, also called as nerve cells. Every neurons contains something called dendrites, which looks like branches, and an axon joined by the axon hillock. The dendrites are part the receives the information from another neuron
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