Story by: Sara Thompson on April 16, 2020
Symptoms of MS in women can be different and MS affects women more than men.
Researchers are not entirely sure why MS is different in women — it could be hormonal differences, genetic makeup or differences in the immune system.
With MS generally, the immune system attacks the protective coating (myelin) on nerves. Without myelin, the nerves can’t effectively send signals to the brain or body. The disease is usually progressive, which means it can get worse over time and may lead to permanent damage or breakdown of the nerves.
If you suspect you might have MS or have risk factors for MS, talk to your primary care physician.
Although MS affects every person differently, there are some common symptoms women may experience:
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