Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - B

brain edema

Definition:

  • brain edema - excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain; causes include trauma, tumor, and increased permeability of capillaries as a result of anoxia or exposure to toxic substances

 

| balanitis | blepharitis | blindness | brain edema | breast engorgement | bursitis |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis affects women much more frequently than men. Approx. 1.7 2:1 in the US and approx 3:2 in the UK. The ratio of white to non-white is approx 2:1.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy for people who have multiple sclerosis is growing longer with every passing year, particularly with the advancement of medical science, new drugs and better care and understanding of the disease.... Read More