Recent studies suggest that those with multiple sclerosis might carry double the risk of dying early, compared to those who are not diagnosed with this disease. Those who develop multiple sclerosis at a younger age are more prone to this, rather than those who are diagnosed later in life. Even though previous studies have shown that survival rate is improving over time, it is still quite a big issue.
Study was done by Ruth Ann Marrie, MD, PhD, of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. She has done her research by reviewing the health system of 5,797 individuals with multiple sclerosis and 28,807 without it. All of them were the same sex, age (born in the same year) and from the same province of Canada.
On average, those suffering from multiple sclerosis died at the age of 76, while the healthy individuals lived until the age of 83. Out of the multiple sclerosis group 44% of people died from complications caused by the disease. Aside from that, the most common causes were circulatory system disease, cancer and respiratory disease.
During the research it was also taken into consideration if a patent’s had other conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or depression. It is found that these conditions didn’t affect lifespan for those with multiple sclerosis any more than it did the others. However, treating conditions may be a way of improving survival, said Ruth Ann Marrie.
MS Society of Canada supported this study.
What they say about us
Shaun Lawrence battled multiple sclerosis for many years before deciding to come to Swiss Medica clinic. Limp on his right leg, urinary and bowel problems were some of the main issues he suffered from. After having a stem cell treatment his life changed completely. He is very satisfied with the experience, as well as the overall results of the treatment.continue
For me, since I got back after my 2 weeks of having my treatment, within 2 days of being home speaking to friends and family around the world, they all noticed the difference in my speaking, cognitively and I was able to listen and integrate with conversations with my family at home.
A wonderful experience, a wonderful care are these very caring people, yes.continue
Everything is done naturally and pleasantly here. Actually I do not feel sick, it is the most important thing – during these 12 days I haven’t felt sick.
I didn’t have the impression that I was treated like a patient. I was treated like a normal person, it is true I take medicines, receive infusions and still have some pain, but I never felt like I was in the hospital.continue
Linda Cole struggled with multiple sclerosis for over 30 years. She decided to give stem cell treatment a try, even though she didn’t expect much from it. She was pleasantly surprised, as her symptoms improved and reversed drastically. Her ability to move, walk and think much better than before assured her she made the right decision by coming to Swiss Medica.continue
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