Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a life long condition where scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms. No two cases of MS are the same and the often “invisible” symptoms can be any combination of the following five major health problems:

  • Motor control issues
  • Fatigue
  • Other neurological symptoms
  • Continence problems
  • Neuropsychological symptoms

MS affects over 25,600 in Australia and more than two million diagnosed worldwide. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too. Roughly three times as many women have MS as men. There is currently no known cure for MS.

MS Australia is the national peak body for people living with MS in Australia. Their activities include:

  • Research - support and collaborate with MS Research Australia to advance research into the cause, prevention and cure
  • Advocacy and Awareness - as a thought leader, offering expertise on MS-related issues at a national level and through submissions, conferences, media and other forums
  • Communication and Information – share resources, updates and news for people living with MS, through our various communication platforms
  • Support for our Member organisations – working with and representing them, to meet the needs of people affected with MS, their families and carers
  • International Collaboration – as a member of the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) and other leading global bodies, to advance the interests of people affected by MS and to support MS organisations in the Asia Pacific and other regions

Visit https://www.msaustralia.org.au/ to find out more about MS Australia.

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