Friday, May 29, 2009

What MS Facts have been Discovered through Doing MS Research?

ms facts or multiple sclerosis facts

Multiple Sclerosis is known as an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks itself, as if it is a foreign invader, which the body needs to defend itself against.

Sclerosis means scarring. Scarring is seen in the majority of the cases of MultipleSclerosis that are diagnosed each year.  The scarring is seen as plaques or lesions on the test results from performing ms mri tests or magnetic resonance imaging tests on different parts of the body.

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis is done after performing mri tests, pin-prick tests, retinal scans, or a sample of spinal fluid is collected by doing a ms spinal tap and the sample is analyzed for certain protein markers that are characteristically present when the condition of Multiple Sclerosis is also present in the body.

Multiple Sclorosis is known to attack and often damage nerves throughout the central nervous system, throughout the body.

The majority of the scarring that is seen in most cases of Multiple Schlerosis is present on the spinal cord or through out the brain.

The myelin, a fatty tissue which surrounds, insulates and protects the nerves running throughout the spinal cord, is attacked and damaged in the majority of the cases of Multiple Scerosis.

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