Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - U

  • ulcerative colitis - an inflammatory bowel disease of unknown origin involving the colon and rectal mucosa
  • urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, the tube which carries urine from the bladder; usually the result of an infection
  • urinary incontinence - inability to control urination; involuntary or spontaneous urination
  • urinary retention - urine retained in the bladder; usually relating to the inability to pass urine despite the urge to do so
  • urticaria - hives - red, itchy, raised areas of the skin of varying shapes and sizes usually in response to an allergen
  • uterine fibroids - fibrous, non-cancerous, growths within the uterus
  • uterine fibroids enlarged - enlargement of uterine fibroids
  • uterine neoplasm - abnormal growth of tissue within the uterus (the most common type of neoplasm in the uterus is fibroids)

 

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of contracting Multiple Sclerosis if a first-degree relative (father, mother, sibling) has the disease, is approx 1% - 3% overall.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is currently thought to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one where the body's immune system is thought to attack its own cells and therefore cause damage.... Read More