The words “You have multiple sclerosis” can be very frightening. There is no known cure, the symptoms are potentially debilitating, and there is no known way to prevent it. There is often fear about the future due to the unpredictable nature of the disease. While a diagnosis of MS often requires ongoing lifestyle adjustments, with the proper treatment it is possible to have a fulfilling life despite this disease. Understanding the condition as well as available treatment options are first steps to advocating for yourself or your loved ones living with MS.
In MS Made Simple, Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, a neurologist and MS specialist, shares her expert knowledge of the disease.
She explains basic concepts about MS including what it does to the body, how it’s diagnosed, what you can expect over the course of the disease in a way that is down to earth and easy to understand. She also discusses specific topics including MS in African Americans and the importance of research participation to help the large community of scientists, clinicians, patients and support partners working toward finding a cure for this disease.