Selma Blair says her multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological and autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, is currently in remission.
Selma Blair is embracing her new hair following regrowth after chemotherapy [Photo: Getty] Selma Blair is embracing her new salt and pepper hair as it grows back following chemotherapy. For those not aware about her health battle, Blair revealed she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis in October last year, via a candid Instagram post, after being diagnosed in August 2018. Multiple sclerosis, often shortened to MS, is a lifelong autoimmune condition which can cause a range of debilitating symptoms including fatigue, trouble with speech and walking, blurred vision and problems with bladder control. READ MORE: What is multiple sclerosis?
“For the thousands who have no voice, no way of publicizing their chronic, silent illnesses, you give a face to."
Jack Osbourne, son of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 26 years old. He shares his highs and lows with having the disease.
As a teen, Chantelle Hobgood started experiencing numbness and tingling in her lower extremities, which she chalked up to a pinched nerve. When she finally got a diagnosis, she says, “I broke down into tears.”
Veteran journalist Richard Cohen has a strong family history of multiple sclerosis, but he says he was in “denial” when he first started showing signs of the disease.
While 2.3 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis, there’s a lot most people don’t understand about the disease.
Mom Judawn Merritt acknowledges that the future can be “scary," when you're parenting a 16-year-old with multiple sclerosis, but she says she’s so proud of how her son has handled his diagnosis.
After her diagnosis, artist Brooke Pelczynski was "terrified" she wouldn’t be able to hold a brush to paint or draw, but instead learned how to adapt. "I think that has made me a better artist,” she says.
The reality TV star, who's revealed his own 2012 diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, applauded Blair in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment.
Shellie Nichol Chandar, who has multiple sclerosis, believes she was targeted after parking in a handicap-accessible spot because her disability isn't obvious.
Plus-size model Madeline Jones wondered how she could tell other women to "love yourself, love your body" when multiple sclerosis caused her body to attack itself.
Yahoo Lifestyle's Know Your Body series delves into multiple sclerosis — a disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.
Three women share their stories on the challenges of living with autoimmune diseases that are not very “visible.”
"I am in pain every single day of my life, ranging from mild to crippling and incapacitating."