Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition which affects the brain and the spinal cord. The initial symptoms of MS may include weakness, tingling, blurred vision, and numbness. Sufferers may also find themselves experiencing muscle stiffness, urinary issues, and cognitive problems. When a patient is suffering from MS, their immune system attacks the myelin, a protective sheath that covers the nerve fibers. This can result in communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. Over time, MS can cause permanent damage and deterioration of the nerves. Although there is no cure, treatment is available to relieve these symptoms and delay the progression of MS. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise can reduce or delay symptoms.