Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How does MS Affect how well our Brains Function?

MS brain, MS cognitive and MS memory

Multiple Sclerosis is considered an autoimmune disorder, where the body becomes confused and attacks itself, as if it is a foreign invader that the body needs to defend itself against.  M S is known for attacking the nerves, and especially the myelin sheath along the spinal cord and various parts of the brain.

Our bodies are at least 60% nerves and our brains are at least 80% nerves and because of this, MultipleSclerosis can affect many parts of our entire bodies.  The myelin sheath, along the spinal cord and the brain are the 2 main areas of the body that Multiple Schlerosis often attacks.  Multiple Sclorosis or multiple scarring can also be a result through out other nerves throughout the body, but the ms tests do not detect the other scarring throughout the body as well as it can be detected in the brain on the spinal cord. 

MS scarring and ms nerve damage in the brain can result in a whole host of symptoms, that can affect how well we function on an intermittent basis or on a more consistent, daily basis.

MS scarring can result in brain function problems that can affect many ways that our bodies can function. A general term that includes many of the problems that our brains can experience i s called cognitive brain function.

Click on the link to read more - ms brain function.


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