Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. It’s characterized by an abnormal immune system response that leads to the destruction of myelin, the fatty protective sheath that insulates nerve cells. When myelin is destroyed, nerve impulses are disrupted, which can produce a wide variety of symptoms in patients. Because the disease affects the central nervous system, nearly all bodily functions can be adversely affected. MS is a progressive and unpredictable disease, and in many patients,permanent disability can occur. The cause of MS is unknown, though doctors hypothesize that MS occurs in patients who are genetically susceptible, and that it is triggered by a combination of environmental factors.
The professionals at AllCare Plus recognize that MS is an unpredictable disease, and as such, we take special care to be here for you. We want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible taking the medications prescribed to you. The pharmacy will regularly check in to make sure you are doing well and to address any questions you may have. We will also keep close contact with your doctor to make sure all your needs are being met.
Source: Centers for Disease Control, “What Is Multiple Sclerosis?” FAQs about Multiple Sclerosis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 08 July 2010. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Vaccines/multiplesclerosis_and_hep_b.html .
Source: National MS Society, “Definition of MS,” http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Definition-of-MS.