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Iman Ali on Multiple Sclerosis

Health is a blessing that many of us take for granted. Even the simplest of tasks such as walking, getting out of bed and seeing clearly are blessings that many don’t have. There are so many people in the world, suffering from different diseases yet they remain positive and live life to the fullest. They don’t let anything come in the path of achieving their goals and try to be as independent as possible.

One such debilitating disease is MS. For those of you who are unfamiliar to this condition, MS stand for Multiple sclerosis. It affects the spinal cord, brain and the optic nerves in the eyes. It is a long lasting disease that affects everyone differently. People with MS have difficulty with balance, vision and other basic body functions.

Myelin is a fatty material that is wrapped around your nerve fibers to protect them. In MS, your immune system starts attacking this protective material. Without this protective covering, the nerves can get damaged. Due to this damage the brain cannot send signals properly through your body and the functioning of your nerves is also affected. As a result people feel the following classic symptoms:

Trouble walking

Blurry vision


Tingling and numbness in the body

Memory loss

Trouble focusing

In order to spread awareness, celebrities also share their experiences and how they battle with different diseases. Recently Iman Ali opened up about living with MS.

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She said on instagram:

“Maybe some of you know already that I am living with Multiple Sclerosis. It is a part of my life now and my lifestyle has completely changed. My speech, movements, everything is impacted. But I am fighting on, like all the other patients who are living with this disease.”

She also mentioned how relapses happen and the most common symptom is blurred vision. She says “When there is a relapse, the blurred vision is also accompanied by dizziness. So in honour of World MS Day on May 30, I am uploading a #Blurfie and urge you all to show support.”

MS is a long lasting condition that can affect your life in different ways. The key is to remain positive in order to handle the changes in your life. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up and make this journey as comfortable as possible for you.