Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Raising Awareness with MS Awareness Week



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This week, March 8-14, is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week!

We're already a few days in, but better late than never. Multiple Sclerosis is not on my list of diagnoses, but it does affect several of my loved ones so raising awareness for it is a cause dear to my heart.

Let's look at the facts of Multiple Sclerosis or MS.


What is MS? Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, debilitating disease of the central nervous system.


What are the symptoms of MS? Symptoms can vary widely between people, but some of the more common ones are difficulty walking, tingling or numbness, fatigue, weakness, vision problems, bladder and bowel issues, and dizziness. 

What causes MS? No one knows although scientists believe that it can be caused by a combination of factors.


Who can get MS? MS affects 3 times more women than men and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50.

How many people are affected? Nearly 1 million people in the US have been diagnosed with MS.

What resources are available?
National MS Society
Multiple Sclerosis -MS Connect Group
Moms with Multiple Sclerosis




Do you have MS or know someone who does? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!









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