The progress the disease takes depending on how severe the inflammation is or how quickly the myelin breaks down is known as “relapse”. The moment inflammation dies down the symptoms of MS gets less; this is known as “remission”. The different stages in MS are:
Relapsing remitting MS: This type shows relapses and remissions.
Secondary progressive MS: This type starts off with relapses and remissions but a more gradual loss of bodily functions starts to take over.
Primary progressive MS: this type shows no relapses, but there is a gradual loss of bodily functions over time.
Benign MS: This type starts off as relapsing remitting MS but after many years there are scarcely any bodily handicaps.