What is MS?

MS is a neurological condition affecting the central nervous system (CNS). It is the most common neurological condition among young adults, with around 72 in every 100,000 people in New Zealand affected by this disease. MS is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40, and women are about three times as likely to develop MS as men.

Currently there is no cure for MS. However, most symptoms of MS can be managed effectively and some treatments are available. Although the cause is not yet completely understood, research continues into all aspects of this condition.

Look at the video below for an explanation of MS.

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