Friday, April 17, 2009

How does MS Affect the Nervous System?

Multiple sclerosis nervous system

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder, where the body attacks itself as if it is a foreign invader that it needs to defend itself against.   MultipleSclerosis is known for attacking the central nervous system and causing scarring or lesions that can be seen on mri tests, which are used for determining if Multiple Sclorosis is the culprit for the set of symptoms that the patient is experiencing.

Multiple Sclerosis is most often seen to cause scarring or damage to the myelin sheath along the spinal cord or cause scarring or lesions through out the brain. The symptoms of Multiple Sc or MS can vary greatly because it depends on which part of the nervous system that is being targeted in each particular case of Multiple Schlerosis

The ms scarring or ms lesions, which result because of present of M S in the body, can interfere in the transfer of the nerve signals from the brain to the other parts of the body.  This can result in the nerve signals either being block or confused or it can result in the signal becoming more intermittent, where the nerve signal is only transmitted part of the time. 

Since the brain is the master controller of the body, which sends instructions to different parts of the body to instruct the different parts of the body on how to function, the blocking or scrambling of the nerve signals or instructions sent from the brain can affect a huge amount of ways that the body functions on a regular basis.  The effects on the ms brain can be mild to severe and can often result in more extreme MS symptoms, which can reduce how well the body functions.

There are many effects that Multiple Sclerosis has on the Multiple Sclerosis brain, that can affect what we can or can not do.

Click on the link to read more --  Multiple Sclerosis nervous system


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is very interesting