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Life expectancy with Multiple Sclerosis

Life expectancy with Multiple Sclerosis

I was reading an article yesterday about the life expectancy of people with autoimmune diseases. https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/slideshows/autoimmune-diseases-that-can-be-fatal. Of course there was a section dedicated to multiple sclerosis. This said on average life expectancy of someone with MS is 7 years less than the average person without the disease. I’ve heard this number before but it doesn’t make me very happy. My thought is why? Why would MS shorten our life span? Other than complications from the more serious symptoms of MS…

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