Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What are the Effects of Multiple Sclerosis on the Immune System?

Immune system multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis attacks nerves or nerve cells throughout out bodies.  MultipleSclerosis is known for attacking and causing damage to the myelin sheath that surround, protect and insulate the spinal cord. M S also tends to attack the brain, and in particular the Blood Brain Barrier, which surrounds and protects the brain.  Most cases of Multiple Sclorosis tend to result in damage to the nerve cells thorough out the body, which usually results in scarring after each ms attack, ms exacerbation or ms relapse.

 Muliple Sclerosis also weakens the immune system, setting us up to end up with frequent infections more often that are difficult for our bodies to fight back against.  Just about any kind of infection appears to become a possibility for those with MS, but there are certain types of infections that are seen more often in those with Multiple Sclerosis.

Click on the link to learn more -  multiple sclerosis immune system.


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