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Multiple sclerosis patients at higher risk of other illnesses

Patients with multiple sclerosis are more likely to suffer from additional chronic illnesses, compared to those without this neurological condition.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are at a higher risk of developing other illnesses, according to a new study. Patients with MS are more likely to suffer chronic illnesses, compared to individuals without the neurological disorder.

The researchers looked at how common several chronic conditions were in over 23,400 newly diagnosed patients and over 116,000 individuals without multiple sclerosis. Conditions studied were high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, chronic lung disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

The researchers found that multiple sclerosis patients had higher rates of all studied chronic conditions, but there were significant gender differences.

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