4 Possible Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

There is no definitive answer to the question “what causes multiple sclerosis?”, but scientists believe it could be a combination of several factors. Researchers are working hard to help determine the cause of MS so that it can be better treated, prevented and of course at some point, cured.

We’ve put together a list of possible causes of multiple sclerosis with help from information from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Researchers have found that the prevalence of MS is higher the further away from the equator you get, which has led them to believe that vitamin D (or a lack of it) may play a large role in the development of multiple sclerosis. Higher levels of vitamin D are thought to help support the immune system and reduce the risk of autoimmune diseases like MS.

Smoking has also been linked to multiple sclerosis in some studies and quitting smoking is thought to slow down the progression of the disease.

Can lifestyle choices affect the severity of multiple sclerosis? Find out more.

One comment

  1. Anita Potter says:

    I was born with Pyloric Stenosis, only second female to be operated on in UK 1943. I was diagnosed with Scleroderma in 1995, my son born 1965 was diagnosed with MS in 1996. Could there be an overlap of all 3 conditions, son was first born.

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