It can be hard to tell whether your symptoms might be caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) at first, as some of the symptoms can be quite vague or similar to other conditions.
Multiple sclerosis is a lifelong condition that affects the brain and nerves.
There are many possible symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Common symptoms include tiredness, vision problems and problems with walking or balance.
Multiple sclerosis is caused by your immune system mistakenly attacking the brain and nerves. It's not clear why this happens.
Multiple sclerosis cannot be cured, but medicines and other treatments can help ease some of the symptoms.
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