A 43-year-old female asked:
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can smoking be the cause of ms typical brain lesions if i have ms symptoms...could it just be smoking and not ms?

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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely: I am not aware of smoking causing ms lesions. Suggest you follow up with a neurologist.
Answered on Apr 7, 2014
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Dr. Patrick Williams
27 years experience General Practice
Possibly: A neurologist and neuroradiologist will be best able to answer you concern. In general however, smoking can exacerbate the injury caused by ms by causing microvascular disease of the brain blood vessels. You should stop smoking! period.
Answered on Apr 9, 2014
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Clarification: Lesions from smoking dissimilar but smoking increases MS risk and makes disease far worse. Stop smoking and get fully diagnosed
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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