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Multiple Sclerosis

Risk Factors

 
Are You at Higher Risk for Multiple Sclerosis?

Are You at Higher Risk for Multiple Sclerosis?

Most people diagnosed with MS have no known risk factors. But there are a handful of genetic and lifestyle factors that may increase your risk.
What MS Symptoms Really Look Like Inside the Body

What MS Symptoms Really Look Like Inside the Body

How do you explain the invisible symptoms of MS to people who've never experienced them? This 3D model shows MS inside the body.
Survey: MS Patients and Doctors Don’t See Eye to Eye

Survey: MS Patients and Doctors Don’t See Eye to Eye

Closing gaps in understanding of causes, treatment, and life with multiple sclerosis could improve communication and outcomes.
5 Things That Do NOT Cause Multiple Sclerosis

5 Things That Do NOT Cause Multiple Sclerosis

Everything from dogs to trauma to heavy metals has been blamed. But no evidence-based research backs up these theories.
How Much Do You Know About Multiple Sclerosis?

How Much Do You Know About Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis affects over 2 million people worldwide, but remains a relatively misunderstood disease. The unpredictable nature of the disease ha...
Does Obesity Raise the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

Does Obesity Raise the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

Research is finding a connection between being overweight at a young age and increased risk of MS.
6 Health Risks Linked to Multiple Sclerosis

6 Health Risks Linked to Multiple Sclerosis

MS could put you at greater risk for a variety of other medical conditions. Here's what to watch for.
How MS Can Affect Your Oral Health

How MS Can Affect Your Oral Health

People with MS are at higher risk for dental disease, but certain tools and techniques can help them take proper care of their teeth.
Alcohol and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis: What’s the Association?

Alcohol and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis: What’s the Association?

Drinking alcohol may be associated with a lower risk of developing MS. The implications for those who already have MS are unclear.
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