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Living Like You is here to empower and support people impacted by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to live full lives, through sharing stories, top tips and the latest research. Our editorial team, which features a number of bloggers living with MS, address important topics ranging from sex and parenthood to recognizing the signs of MS progression.

Today, it’s possible to do more than simply live with MS. With a wealth of resources and support available, and therapies to manage symptoms of MS, people all around the world are finding that it’s possible to continue living their ordinary lives by managing their symptoms and staying positive.

Living Like You is sponsored by Novartis AG, who is committed to providing unbiased, useful and productive resources for the global MS community. It is our goal to support you on your journey through the ups and downs of life with MS.

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a condition of the central nervous system. Your central nervous system (CNS) includes your brain and spinal cord, which contains special kinds of cells called neurons, designed to send signals throughout your body. In MS, the body’s own immune system attacks the neurons, causing damage to their protective coating, myelin. The damage means that the signals they send to other parts of the body are disrupted and it is this that causes the symptoms of MS

Nobody knows what causes MS, but the good news is that our understanding of the disease is improving all the time. With better understanding comes better management, which nowadays can mean more normal lives for people living with MS.

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