Heart HealthRisk Factors

Hypertension and Multiple Sclerosis: How They're Connected

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    Results from several studies indicate that hypertension is quite prevalent in MS, affecting 17.1 percent to 30.1 percent of people with MS in the U.S.
    Lisa Emrich

    Lisa Emrich


    Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.

    Lisa serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the MSHealthCentral Facebook page.