As with other autoimmune disorders, the exact cause of MS is unknown. A combination of environmental and genetic factors likely plays a role.
Multiple sclerosis is not hereditary, but genetic factors appear to play a role in making some people susceptible to the disease process leading to the condition. The most significant genetic link to MS has been identified in the major histocompatability complex (MHC), a cluster of genes on chromosome 6 that are essential for immune...Read more
"Doc, I've had swelling off and on for more than 15 years. The medications my doctor has been giving me don't seem to work as well. It... Read more »
A study has linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk for cancer and autoimmune diseases like MS, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis... Read more »