Thursday, July 02, 2015

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Women between the ages of 40 and 70 are at higher risk of developing MS. It is also more prevalent in Caucasian people of northern European origin, especially of Scottish descent. Geography and family history also play a role in MS risk.

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Like many people when first diagnosed with MS, I asked the question, “Will my children get MS?” I was told no. That was the late 80s, however, when there was a general belief that MS is not genetic or hereditary. There have been exciting breakthroughs since then. The International MS Genetics Consortium (IMSGC) was formed in 2003 with …

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Merely Me, Health Guide, answered I have two sisters (one older half… Hi Amanda   Are you now concerned that you will get MS too? …

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Merely Me, Health Guide, answered I have optic neuritis (for the first… Hi Sarah and welcome to MS Health Central   I began my MS adventures…

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Merely Me, Health Guide, answered immune disess, run in families? Hi there   It sure does seem that way doesn't it?  I think every family has…

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Merely Me, Health Guide, answered can a man in his 60s get ms? Hello Carol   Just checking up on you to see how you and your husband are…

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