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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.

Dr Paul Knoepflmacher

This video features Dr Paul Knoepflmacher. Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

Duration: 1:49. Last Updated On: May 25, 2014, 5:09 a.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Mera Goodman, Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: Sept. 10, 2014
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