and actually reading this page might help to explain the situation regarding the disparity in numbers.The National MS Society estimates that some 400,000 Americans have MS. The NIH estimates 250,000 to 350,000, while others suggest there are many more. Why is it difficult to be certain how many people have MS? More importantly, why do we need to know?
Hi Chris,Chris55 wrote:I guess what I am trying to say here is why do we not have an "accurate" count, especially now in this day of modern technology?
Hi Chris,Chris55 wrote: That's just it...I believe an accurate count COULD be had. If I got all the information on LD, which isn't even acknowledged as being "real" by most medical professionals, why isn't the # of MS cases available? It's just strange to me.
I do and I think an increasing number of people do, including researchers. I think two or three instances of research in that direction have passed through this forum in the last few months. That could mean that worldwide there could be 30 researchers working on it that we aren't aware of.I think we have two very significant clues with MS but almost no research! When a female with MS gets pregnant, the disease stops. (My daughter's MS neuro's advice everytime she walks in the office? Get pregnant and stay pregnant as often and as long as you can!) Males are about 25% likely to get MS but their disease is usually rapid. Again, almost no research. I think these two "FACTS" could be incredibly important--don't you???
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