Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that affects the nervous system. It is caused by damage to the myelin sheath – the protective covering of nerves – resulting in damage to the nerves caused by inflammation by immune cells that attack the nervous system.
Factors that may cause multiple sclerosis can include:
Bacteria and viruses
Lack of vitamin D
Loss of balance
Difficulty moving arms and legs
Tremor in legs and/or arms
There is not cure for multiple sclerosis, but treatment to relieve symptoms can include:
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