Yes, this is a serious disease, but no, it will not kill you. Here's what to know to stay healthy.
Neurologist Lauren B. Krupp, M.D., director of NYU Langone’s Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center in New York City, dispels the myth that MS can kill you.
Can You Die From MS?
People are often concerned about their ultimate well-being and they fear that MS is something that can kill you. It really can't. What can happen, in a person who has had MS for a long period of time, perhaps developed MS before there were any therapies available and someone in whom the MS has progressed tremendously, that kind of person, if they get pneumonia or they aspirate, that can lead to a bad outcome. MS itself doesn't kill someone.