No two people experience multiple sclerosis in the same way, the disease takes a different course with each person.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that targets the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Believed to be an autoimmune disorder, MS causes the body’s immune system to attack itself.
Not considered to be a fatal disease, most people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis between the ages of 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have been diagnosed. The educational video below was developed by the National MS Society to assist people who have been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and want to learn more about what happens in the central nervous system when a person has MS.
Multiple Sclerosis Educational Resources
Bladder dysfunction, which occurs in at least 80% of people with MS, can usually be managed quite successfully. The National MS Society provides a wealth of educational materials designed for both people who have multiple sclerosis as well as their family and caregivers. Many of their health resources can assist with bowel and bladder programs.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Resources
Knowledge Is Power is a free, at-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS and their families. Authored by Dr. Rosalind Kalb, the program shares facts about many aspects of MS and the affect it can have on your life and your loved ones.
Request Your Copy Via The National MS Society
Each year, more than a million people in the US find help and support through their local chapter of the National MS Society. Through the MS Society’s network of chapters in all 50 states, individual support programs are available to assist with employment counseling, family programs, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy issues.
Find A National MS Society Chapter Near You
UroMed Community Giving
UroMed is a strong advocate for multiple sclerosis community events nationwide. Visit UroMed’s Community Giving page to stay informed on upcoming UroMed supported charitable events near you.