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  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable, chronic disease.
  • If you have MS, your immune system mistakenly destroys tissue in your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.
  • The symptoms of MS vary over time and are unpredictable. No two people will experience the same symptoms.
  • Medications for MS either ease specific symptoms or slow down the progress of the disease.
  • There are lifestyle changes you can make that will improve your overall health while living with MS. 
  • MS is a complex disease. It is best, where possible, to seek support and advice from healthcare professionals that specialise in MS. 

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Reviewed on: 20-05-2019