How Exercise Can Help With Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, multiple sclerosis is believed to affect more than 2 million people in the world and 400,000 people in the United States. It is characterized by being a chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue.
Here’s a detailed look at MS, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
“Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be “immune-mediated” rather than “autoimmune.”