Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. A fatty tissue called myelin surrounds and protects the nerve fibers of the central nervous system that helps nerve fibers conduct electrical impulses throughout the body. In MS, myelin is damaged in many areas — known as plaques or lesions — and the scar tissue that develops as a result is called sclerosis. When myelin or the nerve fiber is damaged, the ability of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses and tell the body what to do is disrupted.
The range of symptoms in MS varies dramatically from person to person and depends on the area of the nervous systems that is affected. The initial symptom of MS is often blurred or double vision, red-green color distortion or even blindness in one eye. Most people with MS experience muscle weakness in their extremities and difficulty with coordination and balance. Often, these symptoms can be severe enough to impair walking or standing.
At Vital Care Rx, our goal is to help you manage the episodes associated with multiple sclerosis. We work with your provider to offer you tailored therapy and trusted care.