Multiple sclerosis, a progressive disorder that sees the immune system wrongly attack important parts of one’s body that are central to daily functions, often carries a massive misconception that all of its symptoms are blatantly obvious to the naked eye.
Although some of its related symptoms are indeed physically perceptible, such as slurred speech or difficulties walking, an abundance of the struggles that a person diagnosed with multiple sclerosis experiences are internal, devastating the individual beneath the surface.
Hoping to educate others, Beth Zastawny, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2017, explains how MS is the invisible disease.
Difficulty of Diagnosing…
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is commonly referred to as the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults in the world. With recent findings estimating that nearly one million people in the U.S. are living with MS, it’s not hard to see why.
As a successful CFO for companies big and small, Beth Zastawny has given back her time through volunteering with organizations including Junior Achievement and Big Brothers/Big Sisters that help kids facing obstacles. …
Multiple Sclerosis affects about a million people of all ages in the U.S. and while the symptoms of the neurological disease can vary depending on the case, it has a definite impact on how those diagnosed go about their daily routines.
Beth Zastawny of Ludlow, Massachusetts, gives back through organizations that help others — including the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation — and explains what it’s like for people that have the disease.
More than half of MS patients deal with some level of pain from the disease, notes Beth Zastawny. …