Myelin and the Central Nervous System Topic Guide
Myelin Sheath (In Multiple Sclerosis):
Myelin is a fatty material that creates a sheath that coats, insulates, and protects nerves of the brain and spinal cord. When the sheath is destroyed, communication between the nerve impulses and the body part are misdirected, slowed down, or incomplete. Symptoms of MS include:
Treatment options for MS symptoms include medications and therapy. Life expectancy of a person with MS is discussed.