MS can't be prevented, but methods are being studied. The drug interferon beta may lower the chance of a relapse or slow MS from getting worse.

Researchers are also looking at whether vitamin D has a role in MS. Some studies have found that people with low vitamin D intake had a higher risk. This is still being studied. If you are worried about your vitamin D level, talk to your doctor. Your blood can be tested. Vitamin D can be found in foods like cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, sardines, and some milk. You can also get it from the sun. It triggers your body to make it.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2018 -