What is the root cause of multiple sclerosis? 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.
Can stress cause more MS lesions? Are there triggers for developing new lesions? Prior studies suggested that MS lesions occur more of- ten after a stressful life event. Other studies showed that people with MS had fewer attacks (also called exacerba- tions) when they coped well with their stress.
Can emotional trauma cause MS? Childhood trauma, including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, may be linked to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life among women.
Can multiple sclerosis be triggered? Multiple sclerosis (MS) triggers include anything that worsens your symptoms or causes a relapse. In many cases, you can avoid MS triggers by simply knowing what they are and making efforts to sidestep them.