Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.
It’s a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild.
In many cases, it’s possible to treat symptoms. Average life expectancy is slightly reduced for people with MS.
It’s most commonly diagnosed in people in their 20s and 30s, although it can develop at any age. It’s about 2 to 3 times more common in women than men.
MS is one of the most common causes of disability in younger adults.
Daily, people living with MS do what it takes to move their lives forward despite the many challenges. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society are sharing their stories, to help people better understand life with MS and become inspired to do whatever it takes to change the world for people living with MS.
Advocacy Matters have advocates who can support people living with MS to ensure they have a voice in all the decisions that affect their lives click here to make a referral.