Addressing Multiple Sclerosis in Communities of Color
Martin M.S. Alliance Foundation
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"Imagine having a disease that can strike at any time, which can leave you blind or paralyzed for days, months or forever. Then, imagine that this disease might spontaneously go into remission, only to return months or years later. This is life with multiple sclerosis.” - Peter Riskind , MD
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It is an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain and the spinal cord causing paralysis, numbness, blindness, vertigo, and diminished cognitive ability.
What Causes M.S. - The causes of M.S. are unknown and it can strike as early as childhood and as late as middle age. However, most researchers believe that M.S. is a malfunction of the body's immune system which is possibly triggered either by a genetic predisposition and/or environmental factors.
Currently, there is no cure for M.S.