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  1. Pregnancy : National Multiple Sclerosis Society Before 1950, most women with MS were counseled to avoid pregnancy because of the belief that it might make their MS worse. Over the past 40 years, many studies have been done in hundreds of women with MS, and they have almost all reached the opposite conclusion: that pregnancy reduces the number of MS relapses, especially in the second and third trimesters.
  2. Sexual Problems : National Multiple Sclerosis Society Sexual problems are often experienced by people with MS, but they are very common in the general population as well. Sexual arousal begins in the central nervous system, as the brain sends messages to the sexual organs along nerves running through the spinal cord.
  3. MS Symptoms : National Multiple Sclerosis Society In multiple sclerosis (MS), damage to the myelin coating around nerve fibers in the central nervous system interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the brain and spinal cord and other parts of the body. This disruption of nerve signals produces an array of symptoms that are different for every person. Over the course of the disease, some symptoms will come and go, while others ...
  4. Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS) : National Multiple ... Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) is one of the MS disease courses.CIS refers to a first episode of neurologic symptoms that lasts at least 24 hours and is caused by inflammation or demyelination (loss of the myelin that covers the nerve cells) in the central nervous system (CNS). Learn more about clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)
  5. Possible MS : National Multiple Sclerosis Society Possible MS. Find information, resources and tips for managing that challenging time before a diagnosis of MS can either be confirmed or ruled out.
  6. Employment : National Multiple Sclerosis Society First breathe — don’t make any rash decisions. Give yourself permission to take it slow, review your situation, do your research and learn about resources. When you are ready — The first step is to do a self-assessment. Catalog your symptoms and how they impact your performance at work. Identify your knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics — overall competencies.
  7. Walk MS - National MS Society More than a sponsor. Our sponsors are an important part of Walk MS. Visit them at an event near you. Novartis, Premier National Sponsor Novartis team members ready to engage with Walk MS participants.
  8. Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) : National Multiple Sclerosis ... Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and NMO Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), also known as Devic's disease, is an autoimmune disorder in which immune system cells and antibodies primarily attack the optic nerves and the spinal cord, but may also attack the brain.
  9. Who Gets MS? : National Multiple Sclerosis Society Multiple sclerosis is believed to affect nearly 1 million adults over the age of 18 in the US. While the disease is not contagious or directly inherited, epidemiologists — scientists who study patterns of disease — have identified factors in the distribution of MS around the world that may eventually help determine what causes the disease.
  10. What Is MS? : National Multiple Sclerosis Society What Is MS? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

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