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Does Tonsillectomy Raise the Risk for Developing Multiple Sclerosis?

Does Tonsillectomy Raise the Risk for Developing Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disorder of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) that is marked by degeneration of nerve tissue and demyelination of brain cells. (Nerve cells are sheathed in a defensive covering called...
Posted 01/19/2022

Secondhand Smoke in Childhood: Does It Raise the Risk for Multiple Sclerosis?

Secondhand Smoke in Childhood: Does It Raise the Risk for Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that targets the myelin sheath (fatty coating) that surrounds and protects your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). While the cause of MS is not well understood, environmental factors...
Posted 01/10/2022

Immunologic Factors and Multiple Sclerosis

Immunologic Factors and Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the destruction of the protective myelin sheath that covers nerve cells in the central nervous system (CNS). But what exactly is an autoimmune disease? “Autoimmune” is made of two...
Posted 05/27/2021

Factors in Distribution of Multiple Sclerosis

Factors in Distribution of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system, often leading to several disabling neurological symptoms. Research shows that certain factors affect who is most likely at risk for developing the disease. This...
Posted 05/24/2021

Environmental Factors and Multiple Sclerosis

Environmental Factors and Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis involves the dysfunction of the immune system, leading to an autoimmune attack on the myelin sheath that covers nerve cells in the central nervous system. The exact cause of the immune response in MS is unknown, but certain...
Posted 04/20/2021

The Role of Viruses in Multiple Sclerosis

The Role of Viruses in Multiple Sclerosis

Viruses have been heavily researched for their role in triggering the development and progression of many autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS). When a viral infection occurs, the immune system is turned on and attacks cells that...
Posted 03/31/2021

Smoking and Multiple Sclerosis: What Are the Effects?

Smoking and Multiple Sclerosis: What Are the Effects?

Cigarette smoke has a universally negative effect on multiple sclerosis (MS), including the onset of the condition, its activity, and treatment success. The more you smoke, the greater your risks of developing MS, the faster the condition...
Posted 03/25/2021

Is It Possible To Prevent MS? An Interview With Dr. Michael Kornberg

Is It Possible To Prevent MS? An Interview With Dr. Michael Kornberg

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), your child has a 3 percent to 5 percent risk of developing the disease. Routine scans aren’t necessary for those with familial risk for MS, but it is important to be vigilant for symptoms.Smoking, vitamin D...
Updated 04/14/2021

Is Multiple Sclerosis Hereditary?

Is Multiple Sclerosis Hereditary?

Multiple sclerosis is not hereditary, but it does occur within families. Click to learn more!
Updated 02/25/2021
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