Multiple Sclerosis/concerned

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Is it possible I can have multiple sclerosis because my dad has it I'm 17 years old?

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Hello Porsher,

There is no medical proof that Multiple Sclerosis is hereditary. Unless you have symptoms that are causing you to be concerned, I wouldn't worry about it. However, to make yourself feel at ease, talk to a Neurologist and have some tests taken.

Kind regards,

Marlene

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Marlene McDaniel

Expertise

I was diagnosed with M/S in 2005. Since that time, I have read numerous books on all aspects of this disease/illness. I can give good advice on how to handle being diagnosed, the emotional effects this illness/disease has on a person, the ups & downs of this illness/disease and what to expect from family members and friends in regard to this illness/disease.

Experience

Diagnosed with M/S in 2005. Read numerous books on this illness/disease. Have attended many support group functions through the M/S Foundation. Currently an Ambassador for the State of California with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Organizations
Currently an Ambassador for the State of California with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Author for various M/S Foundation articles.

Publications
Various articles for the M/S Foundation.

Education/Credentials
AS Degree in Law Enforcement. Received a Certificate/Diploma from Heald Business College in 1978. High School Diploma in 1976.

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