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) can be thought of as an inflammatory process involving different areas of the central nervous system (CNS) at various points in time. Early symptoms of multiple sclerosis include visual changes, difficulty maintaining balance, vertigo, painful muscle spasms, constipation, and urinary retention.
There is no cure for multiple sclerosis, but there is treatment for MS and its symptoms that include medications and therapy.