Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that can develop at any age.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men.
The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age.
MS affects 2.5 million people worldwide and around 400,000 people in the United States.
Multiple Sclerosis Causes
MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve signals slow down or stop.
The nerve damage is caused by Inflammation which occurs when the body’s own immune cells attack the nervous system. This damage can happen anywhere in the brain or spinal cord.
Although no specific cause is known, some possible causes include: infections, mold toxicity, emotional stress, hormonal imbalances, toxic exposure, vitamin D deficiency, food allergies, and immunizations.