course contents Highlight the terms and background to Multiple Sclerosis Define the different types of Multiple Sclerosis Identify the common thought to be causes of MS and the outlook Recognize the symptoms of MS and the common treatment pathways
Multiple sclerosis (MS):
Is a condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.
It's a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild. In many cases, it’s possible to treat symptoms. Average life expectancy is slightly reduced for people with MS. It's estimated that there are more than 100,000 people diagnosed with MS in the UK.
It's most commonly diagnosed in people in their 20s and 30s, although it can develop at any age. It's about two to three times more common in women than men.