MS Patients Needing Feeding Tubes May Live Longer if Given Before Age 50, Study Finds – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Placing a feeding tube before age 50 in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with dysphagia, or difficulties swallowing, may extent their life by more than two years, a study suggests.

These findings may help doctors and patients with decisions about feeding tube use, but more work is needed to better understand the benefits of this procedure, its researchers said.

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