About MS

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often debilitating disease which attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). It is the most common neurological disease in young adults and often attacks people at the time of their lives when they are planning families and building a career.

Every working day four people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Which equates to an additional 1,000 people every year. The average age of diagnosis is between 20 and 40 years of age, although symptoms may begin much earlier. Three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis are women.

No two cases of multiple sclerosis are identical and the severity and progression of the disease can be different for each person.

Facts about multiple sclerosis

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Is there a cure?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis…yet. As well as helping to provide support to people living with multiple sclerosis now, we also provide funding for research so we can find a cure for this debilitating disease. 

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MS for Kids Online

MS for Kids Online has been created for kids who want to find out more about multiple sclerosis. It has heaps of information about MS, is easy to understand, and is a great resource for parents and teachers. 
www.msforkids.org.au

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