Multiple sclerosisLiving with

You may have to adapt your daily life if you're diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), but with the right care and support many people can lead long, active and healthy lives.


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.

Page last reviewed: 20/12/2018
Next review due: 20/12/2021