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Test your MS knowledge to see how well you understand this disease. Use this information in discussions with your doctor.

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TEST YOUR MS KNOWLEDGE


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True or False: There is a medication that cures MS.
There are medications that try to slow the activity of the disease by reducing relapses, brain MRI lesions, and slowing physical disability progression, but there is no cure for MS.
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True or False: Medication is one component of many in creating an overall plan for your MS.
Medication is just one of many things to consider for an overall treatment plan for MS, including physical and occupational therapy, exercise, and following a well-balanced diet. Be sure to talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise routines, therapies, or diets. Your doctor can help you find one that may be right for you.
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What part of the body does MS affect?
MS may impact all 3 areas of the body. In MS, the immune system attacks the nervous system and can affect your brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.
4.
The layer that protects our nerve fibers is called?
The myelin sheath is the protective coating around our nerve fibers. In MS, the body's immune system attacks the myelin sheath and interrupts the signals within the nervous system.
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How many people around the world have MS?
Worldwide, it's estimated that more than 2.3 million people have MS.
6.
What kind of disease is MS?
Most experts consider MS to be an immune-mediated disease where the body's own immune system attacks and damages certain structures and cells within the central nervous system.
7.
What does CIS stand for?
CIS stands for clinically isolated syndrome, the first time you experience problems with the central nervous system resulting from demyelination. This happens when the protective lining of your central nervous system is damaged. People who are diagnosed with CIS may or may not go on to develop MS.
8.
True or False: Everyone diagnosed with MS will experience the same symptoms.
The symptoms of MS, and their severity, can be different from person to person. Also, the symptoms you experience can change over time.
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True or False: MS is more common in women than in men.
Relapsing MS is at least 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men.
10.
What is the most common type of MS?
85% of newly diagnosed patients are diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). People with RRMS find that their disease can go quiet for a short time. Between relapses, the disease tends not to progress or progresses relatively slowly, and symptoms may be gone.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be a complicated condition. But for people living with MS, it's important to educate yourself on the disease and understand how it may impact your body and your world.

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