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Multiple Sclerosis

What is MS? 

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that impacts the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, which make up the central nervous system and controls everything we do.  

The exact cause of MS is unknown, but we do know that something triggers the immune system to attack the central nervous system. 

Everyone’s experience with MS is different and these may be temporary or long lasting. 


Signs and Symptoms 

The condition is generally characterised by episodes (attacks or flares) of symptoms that may last for weeks or months and then periods where symptoms diminish or disappear (remissions). 

Multiple sclerosis has a wide variety of symptoms due to the diverse ways it can affect the central nervous system. Initial symptoms of multiple sclerosis include vague, non-specific feelings of weakness, fatigue, and clumsiness. 


What causes MS? 

The cause of Multiple Sclerosis is still not known.  



Currently there is no cure for the disease but much can be done to help manage symptoms.  

For more information and resources on MS, including treatment options and support networks, visit:  


How can ILS help? 

Here’s a few of the Independent Living teams top products to help with MS 


Some useful services we offer: 

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