Is there a way to avoid getting MS? At this point in time, there are no cures for MS. There are also no proven ways to prevent getting the disease. There is, however, ongoing MS research to one day understand this disease and prevent it from occurring.
What makes you more likely to get MS? Having low levels of vitamin D and low exposure to sunlight is associated with a greater risk of MS . Certain autoimmune diseases. You have a slightly higher risk of developing MS if you have other autoimmune disorders such as thyroid disease, pernicious anemia, psoriasis, type 1 diabetes or inflammatory bowel disease.
Who is at high risk for MS? The chances of getting MS are greater in people who have many risk factors. MS is more common in people between the ages of 16 and 40. This is when MS is most often found. It is also more common in people of European descent.
How does MS usually start? Here’s where MS (typically) starts
Although a number of MS symptoms can appear early on, two stand out as occurring more often than others: Optic neuritis, or inflammation of the optic nerve, is usually the most common, Shoemaker says. You may experience eye pain, blurred vision and headache.