The study found that people with MS lived to be 75.9 years old, on average, compared to 83.4 years old for those without. That 7.5-year difference is similar to what other researchers have found recently.
How long can MS patients live?
Average life span of 25 to 35 years after the diagnosis of MS is made are often stated. Some of the most common causes of death in MS patients are secondary complications resulting from immobility, chronic urinary tract infections, compromised swallowing and breathing.
Does MS reduce your life expectancy?
Average life expectancy is slightly reduced for people with MS. Its most commonly diagnosed in people in their 20s and 30s, although it can develop at any age. Its about 2 to 3 times more common in women than men. MS is 1 of the most common causes of disability in younger adults.