Multiple sclerosis is not a fatal disease. Except in rare cases of severe disease, most people with multiple sclerosis have a normal or near-normal life span and usually die from the same conditions (heart disease, cancer) that affect the general population. Still, MS symptoms can negatively affect quality of life. Suicide rates among patients with MS are higher than average.
The majority of patients with MS do not become severely disabled. Twenty years after diagnosis, about two-thirds...Read more
“You look so good!” What is it about that phrase that makes those of us with MS cringe? Visit any MS related website or blog and... Read more »
Tremor, or uncontrolled shaking, is a highly disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis which is often associated with a more advanced disease... Read more »
Now that MS Education and Awareness Month (in the US) is coming to an end, it is time to think about what you can do moving forward to help... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
CausesAs with other autoimmune disorders, the exact cause of MS is unknown. A combination of environmental and genetic factors likely plays a... Read more »