5 Phone Apps for People Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Since 2007, when the first iPhone was released, smartphones have become an increasingly more integral part of our lives. They are our primary source of communication and information and we rely on these devices and related apps on our phones for just about everything. Apps can also help us manage disabilities and medical conditions like Multiple Sclerosis.
Search the App Store for:
icompanion – home monitoring of MS symptoms
MS Care Connect
MS Corner: Health Manager
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
There’s no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.