Martina Henry-Stevens – Living with MS
If you missed Martina Henry-Stevens brave interview about living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with Sharon Wade during the Shine Show on October 21st listen to it here.
Martina eloquently discusses her MS and how it was discovered, on going treatment, monitoring and impact on family life.
Quick MS Facts
- MS is a progressive disease of the central nervous system, for which there is no cure at present.
- More women than men have MS – it is two to three times more common in women than in men.
- MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system in young adults.
- MS is not directly hereditary, although genetic susceptibility plays a part in its development.
- MS is not contagious or infectious.
- Diagnosis of MS is generally between 20 and 40 years of age, although onset may be earlier.
- There are a wide range of symptoms, with fatigue being one of the most common.
- MS is more commonly found in countries further from the equator.
- There is no drug that can cure MS, but treatments are available which can modify the course of the disease.
- Many of the symptoms of MS can be successfully managed and treated.