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.
Multiple Sclerosis Review
Reviewed September-October 2014, Mera Goodman
Video 1: What is MS?
Video 2: Causes and Risk Factors for MS
Video 3: Diagnosing MS
Video 4: Treating MS
relapses or exacerbations). An attack is defined as the worsening
of an MS symptom or symptoms, and/or the appearance of
new symptoms, which lasts at least 24 hours and is separated
from a previous exacerbation by at least one month.
n Reduce the accumulation of lesions (damaged or active disease
areas) within the brain and spinal cord as seen on MRI (magnetic
resonance imaging). n Appear to slow down the accumulation of disability.
Note: These are all the sources used for every video in this series, not every source listed was used in this specific video.
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