What is MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is different for everyone. You can get symptoms in many parts of your body.

MS is a neurological condition. That means it affects your nerves. It's caused when your immune system isn’t working properly.

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Only a neurologist can diagnose MS. It's best to make an appointment with your GP about any symptom that worries you.

About MS

Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. People are most likely to be diagnosed in their thirties, forties and fifties. But the first signs often start years earlier.

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Signs and symptoms

MS has lots of different symptoms. Most people won't experience them all, and certainly not at the same time.

Symptoms might include fatigue, vision problems or difficulties with walking, but MS is different for everyone.

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There are lots of options for treating and managing your MS.

They include drug treatments, exercise, physiotherapy, diet and alternative therapies.

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