Multiple Sclerosis or MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the Central Nervous System. The cause of MS is not known, but there are factors and scientific theories being researched. The myelin sheath is a protective layer that surrounds nerves, and it is theorized that white blood cells attack the myelin sheath, exposing and damaging the nerves. People are generally diagnosed with MS between the ages of 20-50 and it is twice more likely to occur in Caucasians than any other group. Multiple Sclerosis affects women more than men.
Since MS is caused when nerves are attacked, and symptoms may vary within person to person. Some typical symptoms are:
- Tingling, crawling, burning in arms or legs
- Loss of balance
- Sudden onset of paralysis
- Lack of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Eye discomfort
- Decreased attention span
- Hearing loss
- Painful muscle spasms
There are four types of MS:
- Relapse-Remitting MS
- Primary-Progressive MS
- Secondary-Progressive MS
- Progressive-Relapsing MS
Relapse Remitting is the most common type of MS (approximately 85%). The rarest form of MS is Progressive-Relapsing, which accounts for 5% of MS patients.
Currently, there is no cure for MS, but there are treatments available to alleviate the symptoms. There are new medications that are currently being investigated for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
Check to see if you are eligible:
- Are you between the ages of 18 to 60?
- Have you been diagnosed with Relapse Remitting or Secondary Progressive MS?
- Are you free of other neurological or psychiatric disorders?
- Are you in good physical health?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may qualify to participate in a research study for Multiple Sclerosis. Call today for an evaluation, toll-free: 1-877-411-1616