Multiple Sclerosis is a serious condition, which damages the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord. MS occurs as a result of scarring of the myelin sheath that insulates cells in the nervous system. This distorts the passage of nerve impulses between the brain and other parts of the body. Approximately 1,200 people in Leicestershire and Rutland (85,000 in the UK) have been diagnosed with MS, a ratio of three women to two men. The typical age of diagnosis is late twenties to mid forties.

There is no known cure at present.
For some, the disease is characterised by periods of relapse and remission, while in others there is a steady deterioration. For more detailed information about Multiple Sclerosis log on to the national MS site:

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