Mayo Clinic Neurologist Explains Probable Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

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In this video from the Mayo Clinic, neurologist Dr. Dean Wingerchuk explains that multiple sclerosis is a fairly common disease that affects around 400,000 people in the United States. MS tend to strike in early adulthood, with many patients first beginning to experience symptoms of the disease in their 20s and 30s.

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Dr. Wingerchuk explains that MS doesn’t often present any outward symptoms so others may not realize a patient has the disease. Although there is no known cause for MS, scientists think that it’s a combination of genetics and environmental triggers such as viruses that spark the onset of the disease.

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