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REVEALING A SECRET

 

 

A well-known Hollywood actress just came forward as one of the 2.3M people living with MS worldwide. Women are 2 to 3 times more likely to be diagnosed.

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“I have #multiplesclerosis. I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix, I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps…. I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.”

Actress Selma Blair revealing she was recently diagnosed with MS.
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WHAT IS MS?

“In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged.”

Mayo Clinic
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ALL ABOUT MS

  • Symptoms: fatigue, numbness, weakness, muscle pain, vision difficulties, & cognitive problems.
  • Cause unknown, but believed to have a genetic and/or environmental component.
  • No MS test; MS diagnosis issued after other illnesses ruled out.
  • MS requires lifelong managed care.
  • MS complications can be fatal.
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HOPE ON THE HORIZON

There is NO known MS cure.

Since 1993, the FDA has approved 14 drugs intended to slow down MS.

In 2018, the FDA approved the first drug intended to both slow down MS AND reduce its symptoms.

 

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Not only are women more likely than men to develop MS, but MS is particularly prevalent among women of childbearing age.

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