Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which affects the central nervous system (directly affects the brain and spinal cord).
A chronic and unpredictable condition, multiple sclerosis is marked by a variety of symptoms which may include:
- problems with bladder control, speech and vision
- loss of muscle control
- problems with muscle coordination
- depressionMultiple Sclerosis Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about this condition.
- Multiple sclerosis affects around 50,000 Canadians, and approximately 3 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis each day. Multiple sclerosis is the most prevalent neurological disease in young adults in Canada.