March is National MS Education and Awareness month.
MS is an abbreviation for multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness of this disease. The National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation announced the theme for 2016 is “Beyond MS.” “Beyond MS” represents the many aspects of your life this disease affects.
Multiple sclerosis is the most common autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It is unpredictable and often a disabling disease. MS is hard to diagnose since there is not one test for this disease. The cause of MS is still unclear. Though, women stand a greater risk of developing this disease. Most people diagnosed with MS are diagnosed between 20-50 years old. This disease affects approximately 2.3 million people worldwide.
MS affects much more than just your physical body and mind. MS takes a toll on your finances, independence, and relationships just to name a few. Common symptoms of MS are fatigue, visual disturbances, altered sensation and difficulties with mobility. These symptoms may come and go as they please or worsen over time. This disease is a constant battle. This year The National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation wants to help you recognize the barriers to enjoying your best quality of life and learn how to move past them. CompassionCare Hospice wants you to know you are not alone.