Who gets MS?
MS is more common in young adults who are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. There is at present no cure but treatments are available which can slow down the progression.
Though not a hereditary disorder in the sense of being passed directly from parent to child, the increased risk in close family members is not attributable to a single gene, but most likely related to several genes whose function is not well understood.
Today, 2.8 million people around the world live with this diagnosis with women being affected approximately three times more often than men. It must be noted that MS is not contagious.
If you should experience any of the symptoms you should see your Medical practitioner who will then refer you to a neurologist.