Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a central nervous system disease that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and from the brain to the rest of the body. About 1 million people in the U.S. have MS, which destroys myelin, the protective layer around nerve fibers. The resulting interruption of the normal flow of brain signals causes a variety of symptoms, including weakness, vision problems, fatigue and more.
There is no cure.
We asked neurologist Dmitry Khaitov, MD, with LVH Neurology–1250 Cedar Crest and LVPG Neurology–Muhlenberg, to help with five questions about MS and MS treatment.