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Is there any relationship between atherosclerosis and multiple sclerosis?
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, unrelated
Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease also known as hardening of the arteries - fat, cholesterol and other substances build up in the arteries forming plaque and reducing the area in which blood can flow.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain/central nervous system and impedes function in attacks that tend to increase in severity and duration.

In brief: Yes, unrelated
Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease also known as hardening of the arteries - fat, cholesterol and other substances build up in the arteries forming plaque and reducing the area in which blood can flow.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain/central nervous system and impedes function in attacks that tend to increase in severity and duration.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No relationship
Atherosclerosis is due to aging, hypertension, high blood lipids, diabetes, hyperhomocysteinemia, etc.
, and involves progressive arterial narrowing. Ms occurs in younger folks, and is an autoimmune process. Of interest, the historical low fat swank diet seemed helpful in many, and this is a good diet for heart disease prevention. In short, no pathogenic association with vascular disease.

In brief: No relationship
Atherosclerosis is due to aging, hypertension, high blood lipids, diabetes, hyperhomocysteinemia, etc.
, and involves progressive arterial narrowing. Ms occurs in younger folks, and is an autoimmune process. Of interest, the historical low fat swank diet seemed helpful in many, and this is a good diet for heart disease prevention. In short, no pathogenic association with vascular disease.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: No
Separate & distinctly different conditions.

In brief: No
Separate & distinctly different conditions.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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