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Multiple Sclerosis Fact Sheet

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Multiple Sclerosis Fact Sheet
by: The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system and causes gradual destruction of myelin (demyelination) and transection of neuron axons patches throughout the brain and spinal cord . Myelin, the fatty material surrounding the nerves, is destroyed, leading to symptoms such as muscle weakness/paresis/paralysis, spasticity/tremor, and impaired balance, lack of coordination, heat sensitivity, and fatigue.

Read the full text of "Multiple Sclerosis Fact Sheet" on the NCPAD Website HERE

Table of Contents:
  • Importance of Exercise
  • Types of Training
  • Important Considerations
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Note
  • Organizations
  • References

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