What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

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By james
Nov 11, 2020
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2. Causes

Our nerve fibers are protected by a fatty protective membrane known as myelin that acts as a kind of sheath. Multiple sclerosis is a type of autoimmune condition that causes the immune system to attack this membrane, causing damage to it.

This damage then leaves the nerve fibers exposed, potentially causing damage to the nerves themselves. This can then affect the ability of our nerves to send messages between the body and the brain. As mentioned, it is not clearly understood why this happens. However, it is thought that it has something to do with a combination of environmental factors and genetics.

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