National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Welcome to the Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter, serving residents of Utah and Idahoans living south of Idaho County. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone impacted by MS.
January 24, 2014
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.