These symptoms may not show to a great degree in some cases. Also, they may come and go. Many people only notice mild effects in the early stages which they either ignore or do not ask their Doctor about. If you or someone you know suffers from or suspects MS, it is important to learn everything you can get your hands on about this life-altering condition. MS affects an entire family, not just one individual. MS need not be deadly. There are available treatments that can help the person with this disease lead a normal, active life. Death is only the result of untreated complications such as kidney dysfunction and when severe depression leads to suicide. This is why information is so important.