Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - F

  • facial paralysis - total loss of muscle movement in the face; paralysis of one side of the face only is known as unilateral paralysis; when both sides are affected, it is known as bilateral facial paralysis
  • fecal impaction - large mass of dry, hard stool that can develop in the rectum due to chronic constipation
  • fecal incontinence - loss of normal control of the bowels
  • flatulence - excessive gas or wind in the digestive tract
  • foot drop - condition relating to the inability to properly move the foot when walking; failure to fully lift the toes of the foot
  • furunculosis - skin condition characterized by persistent, recurring boils

 

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

In identical twins where one twin develops the disease, the likelihood of the second twin developing Multiple Sclerosis is approx 30%.

Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

The cause of multiple sclerosis remains a mystery. Many different causes have been proposed and investigated but as yet the cause of multiple sclerosis remains elusive... Read More