What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition. It is the result of damage to the myelin sheath, a protective covering surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system. When the myelin sheath is damaged this interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body.
For some people, MS is characterised by periods of relapse and remission while for others it has a progressive pattern. For everyone affected by MS either as a sufferer or as a relative or carer, it makes life a little unpredictable.