Can anything prevent MS? It cannot be totally prevented, as there are some risk factors for the condition that you cannot change, such as your age and genetics. However, making some changes to your lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing MS. For example, making sure that you get enough vitamin D in your diet and quitting smoking.
What are the main causes of MS? Multiple sclerosis is caused by your immune system mistakenly attacking the brain and nerves. It’s not clear why this happens but it may be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Who is most at risk of MS? A variety of viruses have been linked to MS , including Epstein-Barr, the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis. Race. White people, particularly those of Northern European descent, are at highest risk of developing MS . People of Asian, African or Native American descent have the lowest risk.
Can exercise prevent MS? Different types of exercise have been shown to improve muscle strength, quality of life, cognitive abilities, fatigue and mood in MS. But there has been very little evidence, for exercise helping to reduce brain atrophy or disease progression in MS.