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Multiple Sclerosis Association of Lanka

The Mulitple Sclerosis Association of Lanka is a support group for patients with Multiple Sclerosis in Sri Lanka.

Multiple Sclerosis has not been officially recognised as a disease prevelent in Sri Lanka, despite many patients being discovered with Multiple Sclerosis.

It has been the conception in Sri Lanka that Multiple Sclerosis
is not a tropical disease but one that is prevelant in cold countries. Hence it has been ignored in Sri Lanka.

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of Lanka was set up with
the aim of improving the lives of people living with MS in Sri Lanka by assisting them and their care givers through professional advice, counselling and home visits, house
adaptations, sponsorship of drugs etc.

Many of our patients are from low socioeconomic status.
They are mostly unemployed, due to their disabilities, and are
cared for by family members. The families of these patients,
especially school going children, are facing immense hardship.

Our objective is to provide support to these MS Patients and to canvass State support for the MS patients in Sri Lanka.

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What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis (commonly known as “MS”) is a progressive disease of the central nervous system, for which there is no cure. It is the most common disabling neurological disease among young adults. The patients have to live with this disease on a daily basis for the rest of their lives.

In MS the protective Myelin covering of the nerve fibres in the central nervous system of the body is damaged. Inflamation and ultimate loss of myelin causes disruption to the nerve transmission and affects the body functions.

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