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Glossaries - Disabilities
Glossaries Description -
An A to Z glossary of disabilities
More than 100,000 people live with MS in the UK. The lifelong condition can affect the spinal cord and/or parts of the brain impairing movement in the arms and legs as well as vision loss and a lack of balance.
The condition is more common in women and is usually detected in their 20s & 30s. The condition can also reduce the average life expectancy.
Common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include bladder problems, numbness, lack of co-ordination, vision impairment, fatigue and problems with learning/planning and thinking.
The symptoms can come and go or deteriorate slowly over the years.
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