Multiple sclerosis (multiple sclerosis) itself is not typically a life-threatening condition. Most individuals with multiple sclerosis have a normal or near-normal life expectancy. multiple sclerosis primarily affects the central nervous system and can lead to a range of symptoms and disabilities, but it does not directly cause a shortened lifespan. The life expectancy of someone with multiple sclerosis is similar to that of the general population.
However, it’s important to note that while multiple sclerosis itself is not a direct cause of mortality, some individuals with multiple sclerosis may experience complications or comorbidities that can affect their health and life expectancy. Complications can include infections, falls, fractures, and other health issues that may arise due to mobility problems, spasticity, or other symptoms related to multiple sclerosis. Additionally, some individuals with advanced forms of multiple sclerosis may have greater disability and require more significant care and support.