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Is there any relationship between atherosclerosis and multiple sclerosis

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 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
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 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 43 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
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
NONE: No direct or indirect connection between hardening of arteries and multiple sclerosis.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 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
Dr. William Shaffer
Neurology 17 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
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Certainly present: At least 65% of all MS pts have some cognitive issues, and many demonstrate memory problems at the very onset of the disease (CIS). The frequency of ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
No: There is no crossover between lupus and multiple sclerosis.They are both autoimmune e diseases, but affect different organ systems.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorraine Brancato
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Very possible: You must be treated for the optic neuritis and part of the treatment to determine if you have ms is performing a ct scan where the presence of plaques... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 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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