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Multiple Sclerosis

Why Did I Get MS?

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There’s No Single Known Cause of MS


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It’s a Combination Effect


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Risk Factor: Your Genes


Epstein-Barr virus
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Risk Factor: Certain Infections


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Risk Factor: Vitamin D Deficiency


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Risk Factor: Obesity


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Risk Factor: Smoking


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Risk Factor: Where You Live


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Debunked Myths About MS Causes


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Remember: It’s Not Your Fault


Lara DeSanto

Lara DeSanto

@laradesanto

Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.