Multiple Sclerosis Patients May Double Risk of Dying Early


New study claims multiple sclerosis patients may be at risk for early death according to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The study was published in Neurology.

New research suggests people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have double the risk of dying early compared to people without MS, with those younger than 59 at a three times higher risk

Despite studies that show MS survival may be improving over time. More than 2.5 million people are affected worldwide by this disease and still face a risk of dying earlier. Prognosis is worse for those who are diagnosed younger.

Reviewed the health system use of 5,797 people diagnosed with MS and 28,807 healthy people of the same sex, born in the same year and from the same areas of the province.

People with MS lived a median of 76 years compared to 83 years for people who did not have the disease. Total of 44% of the people with MS reported to have died from MS and related. complications of the disease

After MS, the most common causes of death were circulatory system disease, cancer and respiratory disease. Also reviewed whether participants had several other conditions

* Diabetes

* Depression

* Epilepsy

* Overall, having other conditions did not shorten the lifespan of people with MS

* Any more than it did for the people without MS

People with MS who had other conditions had a shorter life span than those who did not have conditions such as diabetes

Symptoms of MS:

* Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs that typically occurs on one side of your body at a time, or the legs and trunk

* Partial or complete loss of vision, usually in one eye at a time, often with pain during eye movement

* Double vision or blurring of vision

* Tingling or pain in parts of your body

* Electric-shock sensations that occur with certain neck movements, especially bending the neck forward

* Tremor, lack of coordination or unsteady gait

* Slurred speech

* Fatigue

* Dizziness

* Problems with bowel and bladder function