This is what people with Multiple Sclerosis want you to know and how you can help, during MS Awareness Week
MS Awareness week is happening this week, in order to raise funds alongside awareness about the condition. People with Multiple Sclerosis often feel many people don’t know enough about Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
It’s is a lifelong condition, with a diagnosis most commonly made in people in their 20s and 30s, and it’s two to three times more likely to be diagnosed in women than men. There are about 100,000 people with the condition in the UK. MS affects the brain and/or spinal cord. It’s an autoimmune condition, where the immune systems attacks a healthy part of the body for unclear reasons. It attacks a layer that protects the nerves, called the myelin sheath. When the sheath and nerves get damaged, they act in a disrupted way.
How it feels to live with MS
Emm Nicholson, 33 lives in Camberwell and has relapsing MS, which means she experiences periods of symptoms and relapse, follow by periods of disease remission.