Multiple sclerosis (MS, also known as encephalomyelitis disseminata) belongs to the group of autoimmune-diseases which affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms.
It’s most commonly diagnosed in people between 20 and 40, although it can develop at any age and is about 2 to 3 times more common in women than men.
It’s a lifelong condition, sometimesit causes serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild.
The symptoms of MS can be different from person to person and can affect any part of the body.
The main symptoms include:
• muscle stiffness and spasms
• difficulty walking
• numbness or tingling in different parts of the body
• vision problems, such as blurred vision
• problems with co-ordination and balance
• problems with bladder control
• cognitive disorders like problems with thinking, learning and planning