5 Warning Signs Of Multiple Sclerosis You Should Know



Almost 200 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) every week. They join the 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million people throughout the world already living with this debilitating disease.

“Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord),” explains Roumen Balabanov, MD, a neurologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly targets the fatty substance that protects the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.