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Padma Panikker didn’t let MS stop her from living a full life
MALAYSIANSKINI | Mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis (MS) ad­vo­cate Padma Panikker is one of the founders of the MS Society Malaysia and is seen as the voice of this disease that can strike anybody.

MS is a condition that happens when the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord and Padma, now 77, has been living with it for nearly 50 years.

According to the World Health Organization, symptoms of MS vary from person to person and depend on the location and severity of nerve fibre damage.

“These often include vision problems, tiredness, trouble walking and keeping balance, and numbness or weakness in the arms and legs. Symptoms can come and go or last for a long time.”

There is not much known about the causes of MS and it is not hereditary. There is presently no cure for MS although there are treatments and medication to help reduce symptoms and prevent further relapses.

Several celebrities suffer from MS including...

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