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Is there any relationship between atherosclerosis and multiple sclerosis

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes, unrelated: Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease also known as hardening of the arteries - fat, cholesterol and other substances build up in the arteries form... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
No relationship: Atherosclerosis is due to aging, hypertension, high blood lipids, diabetes, hyperhomocysteinemia, etc., and involves progressive arterial narrowing. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
No: Sclerosis means hardening. In atherosclerosis it refers to plaques on the inside of the arteries that block the flow of blood. In ms it refers to plaq... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
NONE: No direct or indirect connection between hardening of arteries and multiple sclerosis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes: Multiple sclerosis has many psychiatric manifestations, both to the emotional effects of having a chronic and incurable (albeit treatable) disease and... Read More
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Dr. William Shaffer
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes: Depression is common in people with ms. I say to people, "is it the disease or is it the disease that plays a part?" what i mean by this, is having a ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Can occur: Since MS affects multiple areas of brain, and the fact that up to 65% of pts may experience some cognitive difficulties, it would not be surprising to... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Yes: Ms can affect virtually area of the central nervous system, and dysarthria is most commonly notice with lesions in the lower medulla oblongata close t... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 33 years experience
No: Multiple sclerosis is strictly a disease of the brain and spinal chord and doesn't affect the joints. If you have one autoimmune disorder like MS, yo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 40 years experience
See Neuro-ophthalmol: In caucasian populations in temperate latitudes MS will be the most common form of optic neuritis.In non-caucasians, this will not be so.It is a subac... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
No: There is no crossover between lupus and multiple sclerosis.They are both autoimmune e diseases, but affect different organ systems.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes: On the contrary ms will reduce the exacerbations , complications rate is same as non ms patients including postpartum issues, how ever need a team of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
MS: Another exam which you didn't mention is a spinal tap looking for "oligoclonal bands." if this hasn't been done, it would be the next logical step eve... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Variable.: If you have identical twin with MS, about 30%, but if no relative and you live north of latitudes 39-42, could be as high as 1 in 545 in the general p... Read More
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