National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Texas and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.
March 1, 2014
March MS eConnection - read the online version
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.