What is multiple sclerosis? It is the leading cause of disability in young people. Multiple Sclerosis affects half a million people in the United States. It’s a chronic neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains the symptoms of the disease, and how it varies from person to person. Symptoms can range from numbness and fatigue to blurred vision and slurred speech.
Multiple Sclerosis Review
Reviewed September-October 2014, Mera Goodman
Video 1: What is MS?
Video 2: Causes and Risk Factors for MS
Video 3: Diagnosing MS
Video 4: Treating MS
relapses or exacerbations). An attack is defined as the worsening
of an MS symptom or symptoms, and/or the appearance of
new symptoms, which lasts at least 24 hours and is separated
from a previous exacerbation by at least one month.
n Reduce the accumulation of lesions (damaged or active disease
areas) within the brain and spinal cord as seen on MRI (magnetic
resonance imaging). n Appear to slow down the accumulation of disability.
Note: These are all the sources used for every video in this series, not every source listed was used in this specific video.