According to recent findings by Tasmanian researchers pregnant women who suffer from multiple sclerosis have the symptoms of the disease greatly reduced. It’s thought that increasing rates women with MS may be connected with delaying pregnancy according to Associate Professor, Bruce Taylor from The Menzies Research Institute.
“We think that having children is protective for having MS,
“In fact in another study we’ve done we’ve shown the more children you have the lower chance you have of developing MS and because women are having their children later in their 30s rather than their 20s or even in their late teens they don’t get that neuro-protective or neuro-immunological affect of carrying a child.”
It’s undoubtedly connected with the change in levels of certain hormones such as estrogen during pregnancy that may protect against or alleviate symptoms of MS.
On top of this, drugs for treating MS are about to get a great deal cheaper when a new vitamin-D supplement hits the market. It will reduce the cost of MS drugs from $25,000 a year to a mere $300. You might be able to save a little more if you live somewhere sunny!