MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month during March encourage a focus on an unpredictable disorder the affects approximately 400,000 people in the United States. While not contagious, it can be devastating if untreated and difficult to diagnose. It is a disease of the central nervous system, affecting the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord.
MS destroys the myelin surrounding the nerves and over time results in reduced communication between the nerves and the brain. Symptoms include visual issues, difficulty with balance and coordination which ultimately limits mobility and overwhelming fatigue.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Learn more about multiple sclerosis, its symptoms and how to help those who have been diagnosed with the disease by visiting www.mymsaa.org. Use #MultipleSclerosisAwarenessMonth to share on social media.
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month is one of MSAA’s many awareness programs.
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