Saturday, March 21, 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.

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.

It is way too easy for those of us with Multiple S or Multiple Sclerose to have a problem with having one infection after the other, sometime for 3 to 6 months straight because of Multiple Sclerosis immune system being weakened, our immune systems do not respond as they should.  Our immune systems can become so much weaker after just one infection that it takes too long for our bodies to recover after an infection.

Click on the link to read more -- Multiple Sclerosis immunity.


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