Multiple sclerosis (sometimes referred to as MS) affects women more than men. Although the disease is commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, it can occur at any age. Symptoms cannot be defined with absolute certainty because the location and severity of each attack can be different. There are moments when you may have an episode that can last for days, weeks, or months.
Did you know that there are environmental connections to this disease? There are certain areas in the world where MS is common within the population. In fact, Canada has the highest rates of MS in the world. The risk of having MS as a result of a family connection is not necessarily high. It could happen but the chances of having the disease is rather low.
The most important way to learn more about the disease is to listen to those who are affected by the disease. While you should follow your doctor's advice, it is also important to understand your body and make the necessary changes to get the best results possible. Former talk show host Montel Williams was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998. He has used his recognition to share the trials and triumphs of facing the disease. Take a listen to those who have been affected by Multiple Sclerosis.