Multiple Sclerosis Risk Factors
Abigail Budd
Abigail Budd
February 5, 2019
While the possible causes of multiple sclerosis aren't fully understood, scientists have some theories about multiple sclerosis risk factors.

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Managing MS Symptoms

29 Tips to Help You Manage Common MS Symptoms

Managing MS symptoms is hard work. To keep your life productive and full, keep some of these tips in mind from this symptoms management guide.
by Yvonne Banks on March 7, 2018
MS in Children

Things to Know About MS in Childhood

Many people consider multiple sclerosis an adult condition but MS in children does happen, though it presents itself in different ways.
by Abigail Budd on January 29, 2018
Understanding MS Brain Lesions

Understanding What MS Brain Lesions Are

Lesions are damaged areas of nerves in the brain. Learn about why MS brain lesions form, their effects and theories for limiting their formation.
by Patricia Bratianu and Krystina Ostermeyer on January 10, 2018
How Is Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosed?

How Is a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Made?

How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed? Physicians must use a combination of tools and rule out other possible diagnoses before a diagnosis of MS can be made.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on December 11, 2017
What Causes Multiple Sclerosis: Exploring Theories, Genetics, and Bad Habits

Exploring the Theories, Genetics, and Factors of What Causes MS

Over the years, different explanations have been offered for what could be at the core of what causes multiple sclerosis.
by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Krystina Ostermeyer on October 25, 2017
Types of MS

What Are the Different Types of MS?

There are four different types of MS, which vary in terms of how severe symptoms are, how often the patient has flare-ups and how the disease progresses.
by Krystina Ostermeyer and Debra Robert on October 18, 2017
Multiple Sclerosis Headache

Are Headaches a Symptom of MS?

A multiple sclerosis headache isn't thought of as a symptom, but there are few studies which show people with MS are more likely to get them than others.
by Libby Selinsky on October 5, 2017
MS and Alcohol

MS and Alcohol: Is it Safe?

Many people turn to alcohol to help them cope with MS, but MS and alcohol is not a good combination. Even one or two drinks can make your MS symptoms worse.
by Debra Robert and Abigail Budd on September 7, 2017
Video Sebastian's MS Diagnosis Story

‘It All Started When My Face Went Numb’ – Sebastian’s MS Diagnosis Story

"When the results came out it turned out that I had MS." Sebastian shares his MS diagnosis story. Listen to Sebastian's story here.
by Sebastian Mortensen on August 17, 2017

What Tests Are Available for Diagnosing MS?

Multiple sclerosis can be difficult to diagnosis. A diagnosis typically requires multiple tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.
by Abigail Budd on August 4, 2017