About MS

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition which affects aound 100,000 people in the UK.

Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too.

Types of MS

Benign MS - In which you may have only one attack in your lifetime, or very mild symptoms.

Relapsing Remitting MS - RRMS is the most common type of MS, affecting about 85% of people diagnosed with MS. It means the symptoms appear, (a relapse) or attack, then fade away, either partially or completely.

Secondary Progressive MS - SPMS is a stage of MS which can follow relapsing remitting MS. It means there is a sustained build up of disability, completely independent of any relapses.

Primary Progressive MS - PPMS affects 10-15% of people disagnosed with MS. Symptoms gradually get worse over time, rather then appearing as sudden attacks (relapses).