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Cartersville Medical Center

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center

General Overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, disabling disease of the central nervous system. The disease causes inflammation, destruction, and scarring of the sheath that covers nerve fibers (called myelin) in the brain and spinal cord. As a result, electrical signals from the brain are slowed or blocked from reaching the eyes, muscles, and other parts of the body.


Living With MS

Relationships and MS

A diagnosis of MS can present profound challenges to a relationship. Communication is a key component in dealing with the added stress MS may create. Read more here.

Special Topics

Rerun imageBehind the scenes: maximizing male fertility

Multiple sclerosis can impair the nerves that promote normal ejaculation. Read more here.

Permanent makeup: beauty or beast?

For women who have arthritis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, or other conditions that cause tremors, putting on makeup can be an impossible task. Permanent makeup eliminates their frustration. Read more here.

Image for smell and tasteMaking “scents” of taste and smell disorders

A small number of people are born with taste disorders, but did you know that multiple sclerosis can be linked to these disorders? Read more here about taste and smell disorders.

Related Conditions

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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