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Can benign multiple sclerosis lead to any other health issues?

Benign multiple sclerosis (MS) may be a mild form of the disease, but it can still lead to other health issues. If you or someone you know suffers from any form of MS there are a few health concerns you should be aware of. While many people with MS go about life unaffected a great deal of the time, it is possible to develop mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or mood swings. During a flare up, benign MS can affect your mobility as well as the functioning of your bladder, sexual organs or digestive system. In some cases, MS is even though to cause epilepsy.

Benign MS, like all forms of MS, is not thought to be contagious. While you are more likely to develop the disease if you have family members who have it, being around someone with MS does not put you at risk of contracting the disease.

Talk to your doctor about possible risk factors for the disease.

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