Other Health Problems Can Delay MS Diagnosis
10.28.08, 8:00 PM ET

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) may be delayed in people if they have other medical conditions, a new Canadian study suggests.
Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol appeared to mask early MS symptoms and lead doctors to delay its treatment, concluded the study, published in the Oct. 29 online issue of Neurology. As a result, MS often worsens significantly before it is addressed by doctors.

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