Facts on Multiple Sclerosis
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.
MS affects around 100,000 people in the UK, and each year around 5,000 people are newly diagnosed with the condition.
As a result, around one in every 600 people in the UK has MS and that each week, 100 people are diagnosed with MS.
Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too.
Roughly three times as many women have MS as men