Actress Christina Applegate has announced that she has been diagnosed with MS . The 49-year-old, known for her roles in “Bad Moms,” “Married… with Children” and “Dead to Me,” said during a tweet published overnight that she was diagnosed “a few months ago.” “It’s been a weird journey. But I even have been so supported by folks that I do know who even have this condition,” wrote Applegate. “It’s been a troublesome road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some asshole blocks it.”
Multiple sclerosis affects the central systema nervosum and is taken into account as an autoimmune disorder, during which the system attacks its own healthy cells. It affects the quality of life and may be disabling. there’s no cure for MS, which is usually called MS, but many of us are ready to manage our symptoms and adapt to new lifestyles after diagnosis. The disease begins when an individual’s system attacks the coverings of nerve fibers throughout the body. These protective nerve sheaths are called myelin, and that they assist with the communication of nerves.
When myelin is destroyed, it exposes the nerves, slowing communication between these cells. The signs and symptoms are associated with what proportion of damage has been done. Researchers believe that the disease is that the result of both environmental and genetic factors, but the underlying cause isn’t known. More than 2.3 million people have a diagnosis of MS worldwide, consistent with the National MS Society. Nearly 1 million people over the age of 18 accept a diagnosis of MS within the US, the nonprofit organization adds. This is not the primary health issue that Applegate has faced. In 2008, she made the choice to get rid of both of her breasts during a double mastectomy.