Did you know if you have MS and vascular comorbidity you are likely to need a walking stick approximately 6 years earlier than if you did not have vascular comorbidity? Importantly this 6-year difference in reaching EDSS 6.0 (requiring a walking stick) is larger than the treatment effect of a platform DMT.
As vascular comorbidities are largely preventable are you doing anything to prevent or optimally treat your own comorbidities? If not, you need to ask yourself why not? Self-management and taking responsibility for your own health is the order of the day; this has become the new normal.
Vascular comorbidities = diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, hypercholesterolemia, peripheral vascular disease and smoking.
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