- Cause is Unknown – Doctors do not know what cause MS but believe smoking, being between the age of 15 to 60, being Caucasian with Northern European descent, and living in temperate climates may be factors
- It Can Range in Severity – Symptoms vary greatly between patients and can range from inconvenient to debilitating. Symptoms often progress as the disease progresses.
- It Can be Difficult to Diagnose – Many other disease present common symptoms, especially early on. Doctors use blood test, Lumbar puncture, MRI, and Evoked Potential test as diagnostic tools.
- It Affects More Women Than Men – Women are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop MS
- Vitamin D May Help Prevent and Treat MS – Studies have shown that Vitamin D coupled with a healthy lifestyle may help prevent and treat MS.
The Allen School’s Institution for hope cause in March is Multiple Sclerosis. According to the MS Society this disease affects approximately 2.3 million people worldwide and at this time has no known cure. MS affects the central nervous system including the brain, spinal card, and optic nerves. Here are 5 facts about MS.