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Can multiple sclerosis have an affect on the lungs?

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In brief: No

Ms typically does not affect the lungs.

In brief: No

Ms typically does not affect the lungs.
Dr. William Shaffer
Dr. William Shaffer
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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not the lungs

Ms effects the mylein of nerves which is usually in the brain and spinal cord.
In theory is could effect the centers of the brain stem that control breathing but the lungs themselves should not be effected.

In brief: Not the lungs

Ms effects the mylein of nerves which is usually in the brain and spinal cord.
In theory is could effect the centers of the brain stem that control breathing but the lungs themselves should not be effected.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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In brief: Not directly

Lungs become an issue during periods of terminal disability and debility, when terminal pneumonia occurs.
Usually, potent disease modifying agents prevent this outcome, but not always. But early in the disease, internal organs are invariably spared.

In brief: Not directly

Lungs become an issue during periods of terminal disability and debility, when terminal pneumonia occurs.
Usually, potent disease modifying agents prevent this outcome, but not always. But early in the disease, internal organs are invariably spared.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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