Team Health & Research
Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronically progressive neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. In 80% of those affected, the first symptoms appear between the ages of 20 and 40. MS is the most common neurological disorder in this phase of life. Women are twice as likely to suffer from MS as men, which is probably due to hormonal influences. The exact cause of MS is still unknown, despite intensive research. Several symptoms and impairments can occur individually or in combination. The complaints concern various bodily functions such as visual and balance disorders, paralysis of the legs, arms and hands, pain and bladder and bowel problems. Many people with MS also experience great fatigue and lack of concentration.
The therapies available today can only alleviate the course of the disease, but they do not work at all in some MS patients. The Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society sees itself as the first point of contact for MS in all of Switzerland and is available to those affected, relatives, specialists, volunteers and interested parties.
The MS Society is committed to the self-determination and quality of life of people with MS, the promotion and support of MS research and interdisciplinary cooperation to ensure optimal care for people with MS.
The Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society supports and promotes MS research with considerable funds. These funds have been used to finance projects that lead to new insights into the fight against MS and give researchers the opportunity to study in-depth questions in their field, which would not be possible without these funds.