MS facts are not only interesting to those with MS, but a long list of Multiple Sclerosis facts can also be useful to individuals who have no clue what this disease is like. People who have had no experience with MS might not know that it was first diagnosed in the year of 1849 or that 2.5 million people around the world are affected by MS. Additional facts listed on many MS information sheets are: the UK has 70,000 people who have been diagnosed with MS, Scotland has the highest prevalence of MS out of any other country, the survival rate for an MS patient in 1936 was only 8 percent, the cause of MS is still unknown, and a person is twice as likely to be diagnosed with MS if that individual’s father also has the disease.


Trustworthy Places to Obtain Multiple Sclerosis Facts and Figures


When it comes to facts and figures, there are a lot of resources available. These can be found in online resources, from your personal doctor, or a nearby community center where support groups may meet. This information can come from a book, a pamphlet, audio or video selection, or a flyer. The sources on the web can sometimes have the largest variety of available information. Much of this can be simply printed off, although some sources may need to be obtained via a loan from certain organizations.

For example, web space maintained by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a multimedia library. Information can also be obtained through the links that are provided from their resources page which will direct the patient or loved one seeking information to different pages that have books or video and DVD titles. These particular kinds of resources can’t really be obtained from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s main headquarters and might need to be received from a local MS society chapter. However, well-populated cities will have at least one branch of this society where information can be obtained.

A collection of MS facts will not simply break into a discussion about the disease. Yet, are many Multiple Sclerosis facts that are about other aspects of this illness. For example, there are resources that will lead to a better diet with menus and sample recipes, as well as exercise programs and how to accomplish them with limited mobility, how to deal with questions from children, as well as suppliers within the patient’s area where assistive technology may be purchased.