Multiple Sclerosis: Who is at Risk?
Multiple sclerosis is 2x more likely to be found in Caucasians of northern European ancestry compared to any other ethnic group. Additionally women are also 2x more likely to be diagnosed with MS. Multiple Sclerosis is most often diagnosed in individuals between the ages of 20 and 40.
While Multiple Sclerosis is both chronic and incurable, overall life expectancy is close to average. Most people with Multiple Sclerosis continue to walk and functionally work with minimal disability for 20 or more years by utilizing support groups and managing their condition.