It is regarded as an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system cannot distinguish its own cells from foreign cells and therefore attacks and destroys its own tissues.
MS is a chronic condition that usually follows a course of intermittent attacks which, as a consequence, can affect and impair several neurological functions.
If you are suffering from the above symptoms, consult your doctor to get an thorough medical examination, and to ensure an accurate diagnosis. This excludes the possibility of other conditions being responsible for any symptoms present.
If you do have MS, your doctor will discuss the treatment options available to you.Last Updated 09-09-2009