URDU BOOKLET FOR PEOPLE WITH MS
8th April 2003
Multiple Sclerosis Society has produced an Urdu version of its recently
published booklet 'Just Diagnosed' to help all those coming to terms
with most common disabling neurological conditions striking young
adults in the western world. There are estimated to be around 85,000
people with MS in the UK - about one in every 700 people. Every
year 2,500 new diagnoses are made, approximately 30% of which from
among Ethnic minority communities.
is an unpredictable and variable condition caused by scarring to
the myelin sheath which effects the nerve fibres in the brain and
spinal cord. The 16-page booklet ''Just diagnosed: an introduction
to MS' answers the questions people with MS told the Society they
had asked at the time of their own diagnosis.
starts by explaining what we know about MS, how it affects different
people in different ways and how diagnosis is made. It then describes
the very varied symptoms of the condition, what treatments are available
and how to help manage life with MS. Sources of professional help
and information are included.
O'Donovan, chief executive of the MS Society, said "At the
time of diagnosis it may be quite hard to take in information and
advice. We wanted to make it easily accessible to Urdu speakers
affected by MS living in the UK". The
booklet available free of charge on written request from MS Society
Publications, PO BOX 142, Bedford MK42 0FA.
here for Ten
Quick Facts about MS.
here to read about Asians
Living with MS.
here to visit the MS