A neurologists answers the question of “Can you die directly from MS?”
Many people are terrified that they might have multiple sclerosis (as evidenced by health anxiety forums), and it seems that a good number of these individuals believe that this disease can be fatal.
So I wanted to find out what a neurologist has to say about this. For this article I gave the question to Karen M. Blitz-Shabbir, DO, Director, North Shore-LIJ's Multiple Sclerosis Center in Great Neck, NY. Dr. Blitz-Shabbir is a neurologist with a special focus on multiple sclerosis.
Here is what she explains:
“The disease is not fatal. Most patients have normal life spans. Patients with advanced disease and disability can develop infections or other complications that lead to death.”