Rosalind Kalb from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Gender Plays Role in Multiple Sclerosis Care and Treatment

There are known differences between men and women when it comes to multiple sclerosis and the likelihood of developing the disease. There are also differences in how best to treat patients given their gender.

There are known differences between men and women when it comes to multiple sclerosis and the likelihood of developing the disease. There are also differences in how best to treat patients given their gender.

Not only are there differences in how male patients are treated, but Rosalind Kalb, PhD, from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society noted that men may be more hesitant to seek treatment believing they can manage the condition themselves. Kalb, speaking at the annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis, also said that men who serve as caregivers may resist the urge to ask for helping themselves while focusing their attention on their loved ones.