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Is MS a random occurrence, or are there things a person can do to prevent getting ms?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Random

Can occur in families. Nothing known to prevent it.

In brief: Random

Can occur in families. Nothing known to prevent it.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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In brief: Random in most

About 80-90% of MS cases occur sporadically, and though may seem to run in families, statistical risk of 30% in identical twins only.
Cannot really suggest protective interventions other than to point out lower risk if no smoking, and adequate Vitamin D levels on board.

In brief: Random in most

About 80-90% of MS cases occur sporadically, and though may seem to run in families, statistical risk of 30% in identical twins only.
Cannot really suggest protective interventions other than to point out lower risk if no smoking, and adequate Vitamin D levels on board.
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