Life Alert Emergency response allows you to get emergency help
right away, even if you can not reach the telephone or you have trouble speaking.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a life-long chronic disease diagnosed primarily in young
adults. During an MS attack, inflammation occurs in areas of the white matter of
the central nervous system (nerve fibers that are the site of MS lesions) in random
patches called plaques. This process is followed by destruction of myelin, which
insulates nerve cell fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Myelin facilitates the
smooth, high-speed transmission of electrochemical messages between the brain, the
spinal cord, and the rest of the body. Symptoms of MS may be mild or severe and
of long duration or short and appear in various combinations. The initial symptom
of MS is often blurred or double vision, red-green color distortion, or even blindness
in one eye.