Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition of the central nervous system where the coating around nerve fibres (called myelin) is damaged, causing a range of symptoms.
In MS, the immune system, which normally helps to fight off infections, mistakes the myelin sheath which normally protects nerve cells, for a foreign body and attacks it. This damages the myelin and strips it off the nerve fibres, either partially or completely, leaving scars known as lesions or plaques. This damage disrupts messages travelling along nerve fibres – they can slow down, become distorted, or not get through at all.
As well as myelin loss, there can also sometimes be damage to the actual nerve fibres. It is this nerve damage that causes the accumulation of disability that can occur over time.
Eidyn Care can provide support at home as your condition progresses and our flexible, person centred approach will make adapting to your care needs a simple and efficient process.