There are many misconceptions surrounding multiple sclerosis (MS). Let’s clear up some of these misconceptions and talk about what MS really means for you or your loved ones.

Common misconceptions

Some people believe MS is fatal. Others think that everyone with MS ends up in a wheelchair. People who don’t know much about MS imagine that having a family or a career is impossible for someone who has it. Misconceptions like these may prevent people from getting the support they need.

How it really is

MS is not fatal. Although the disease may cause mobility issues, most people with MS do not need a wheelchair. Many are able to raise a family and have a career.


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Looking ahead

MS affects everyone differently. Every year, scientific insights give us a clearer understanding of the disease. Until there is a cure, the best way to manage MS is to treat it as your healthcare provider recommends and get the support you need to help you live well with MS.

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