Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, which interrupts the flow of information within the brain and body. Most people with m-s are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. And at least two to three times more women are being diagnosed, than men.
MS affects more than 400 thousand people in the US and over two million worldwide. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.
The progress, severity and specific symptoms, in any one person, cannot yet be predicted but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
Joining us now is Fotini Alfieris the community development manager for our region. We're also joined by MS activist Kristi Johnson.