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DuzMultipleSclerosis causeDemyelination or duz Demyelination cause Multiplesclerosis watch

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    I would firstly like to apologise for the way the question is phrased. I ran out of space so I had to slangify and crop the question.

    But yeah, I can't seem to find a clear cut answer for this. Kind of confused.

    I'm confused about this one. I thought Multiple Sclerosis caused Demyelination as the immune system mistakenly attacked the Myelin sheaths. This done some damage and nerves which affected the signals.

    But now I'm thinking. Immune system was what attacked the Myelin sheaths. So that is where the Demyelination took place. And this is what caused Multiple Sclerosis?

    Studies are suggesting Multiple Sclerosis caused Demyelination, as I previously thought. But they are not giving a clear cut answer. Does the process of Multiple Sclerosis involve the Immune system making errors? If so, that would make sense.

    But yeah, still a bit confused. Apologies if I am not making much sense.
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    I thought multiple sclerosis sufferers suffer from damaged myelin sheath, and this leads to inflammation and the immune system begins to attack the myelin. I think you are getting confused with the terms. Multiple sclerosis is the disease by which people are diagnosed with it if their immune system attacks the myelin sheath(when it is damaged), thus a weaker nervous system(because the nerve cells can no longer conduct the impulses). Myelin sheath provides protection of the axon and electrical insulation

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