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Does stress affect ms?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Multiple sclerosis can be auto-immune related and in these cases, stress can definitely affect ms.

In brief: Yes

Multiple sclerosis can be auto-immune related and in these cases, stress can definitely affect ms.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Not clear

We are not entirely sure, but a study in the 1970's suggested that relapses could decrease with stress management.
Since ms can be associated with emotional and cognitive issues due to the lesions, it is hard to say how stress may be playing a role. However, it is best to learn to cope with the disorder, and psychological help may be of value. Biofeedback has seemed useful in some cases.

In brief: Not clear

We are not entirely sure, but a study in the 1970's suggested that relapses could decrease with stress management.
Since ms can be associated with emotional and cognitive issues due to the lesions, it is hard to say how stress may be playing a role. However, it is best to learn to cope with the disorder, and psychological help may be of value. Biofeedback has seemed useful in some cases.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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