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Multiple sclerosis (MS)

In Central Europe multiple sclerosis is one of the most common organic nervous diseases. Mainly adults between 20 and 45 years are diagnosed, with women being more frequently affected than men. In addition, a family history of multiple sclerosis is proved.

The course of this disease cannot be predicted in individually. Some patients are able to continue their usual work for years, others are quickly affected by paralysis and are dependent on aid. Only a small fraction (less than 5 percent) ist affected by serious limitations in a short time.

Multiple sclerosis is incurable, but physical therapy a maximum of autonomy in everyday life can be achieved and the quality of life is increasing significantly.