Q&A With Tanuja Chitnis, MD, from Brigham and Women's Hospital: Treating Men With Multiple Sclerosis Requires Unique Work

Studies of multiple sclerosis have shown that men are more severely affected by the condition and that relapse recovery can also be worse in men. While there continues to be research on the topic it is believed that testosterone can play a role.

Studies of multiple sclerosis have shown that men are more severely affected by the condition and that relapse recovery can also be worse in men. While there continues to be research on the topic it is believed that testosterone can play a role.

Tanuja Chitnis, MD, from Brigham and Women's Hospital discussed some theories on why this is the case during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in Boston. Chitnis said looking at the ratio between a man's second and fourth fingers can be an indicator of how much testosterone a man was exposed to in the womb and can be a starting point at looking at other health issues.