Children With Multiple Sclerosis And The Nerve Fibers Essay

724 Words Dec 9th, 2015 3 Pages
There are about 300,000 persons with Multiple Sclerosis in North America. I first heard about MS my first year of college. I read a book named living with MS. It described In great detail how her life was affected by MS and her determination to not let MS define her, So what is MS? MS, is also known as multiple sclerosis. It is the degeneration of the myelin sheet; it’s a disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the passage way of information inside the brain, and between the brain and body. MS relapses are caused by inflammation in damages the myelin coating around nerve fibers
What causes Ms? There is no known cause but there are some theories and I will focus on four of them. The first theory autoimmune, researchers think that this is caused by an abnormal immune-mediated response. This affects the CNS and the nerve fibers. They think it’s an autoimmune disease but there is no evidence. Second the environmental theory, they think that the environment plays an important role in MS. MS is known to affect more people in areas further from the equator. Canada is the country with the highest numbers of MS. MS is uncommon in Japan, China and South America. It is unknown among the indigenous people of equatorial Africa and among native Inuit in Alaska. As research progresses according to multiple sclerosis society (MSC) evidence suggest that vitamin D plays an important role because vitamin supports the immune functions and protects against…

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