Multiple sclerosis (MS) causes white blood cells to attack your neurons (nerve cells). The resulting damage and scar tissue on your neurons can slow communication between your brain and body.

If you or a loved one has multiple sclerosis (MS), you already know about the symptoms. They may include muscle weakness, trouble with coordination and balance, vision problems, thinking and memory issues, and sensations such as numbness, prickling, or “pins and needles.”

What you may not know is how this autoimmune disease actually affects the body. How does it interfere with the messaging system that helps your brain control your actions?


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