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:
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic nerve disease in which the body's own immune system attacks the myelin sheath insulating the nerve fibers and the nerves themselves, interrupting the electro-chemical current between the brain and body parts. This causes symptoms like incontinence, fatigue, incoordination, mood swings, numbness, and a host of other debilitating problems. Multiple sclerosis can be treated, but there is no cure for the disease.