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Multiple Sclerosis Causes: 7 Things That Affect Your Risk

No one knows what causes MS, but these risk factors play a role.

The cause of Multiple Sclerosis is not known. It is thought that genetics and environmental factors may play a role. Some studies have suggested a link between smoking and MS.

Your risk in developing MS is 1 in 750. However, if you have a close relative with MS, your risk jumps to at least 1 on 40. Risk factors for MS increase for caucasian women at the birth giving age. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher provides more stats on what causes MS and who exactly is at risk.

Paul Knoepflmacher, MD

This video features Paul Knoepflmacher, MD. Dr. Knoepflmacher is a clinical instructor of medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he also maintains a private practice.

Duration: 1:49. Last Updated On: Sept. 19, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
Reviewed by: Mera Goodman, MD, Dr Helen Maliagros Scott, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Sept. 19, 2018
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