Sleep Paralysis Sleep Paralysis is a common sleep condition that causes people to be physically paralyzed while being mentally awake. Even though the symptoms were diagnosed over 300 years ago it was recently discovered that brain chemicals allow this to happen. While there are many theories over sleep paralysis that are influenced by cultures and religions, the Three Factor-Model is one that is validated by science. The dictionary defines sleep paralysis as a condition in which, upon waking, a person is aware of the surroundings but is unable to move. (The American Heritage Science Dictionary) When someone has experienced sleep paralysis they not only have the paralysis, they often have other symptoms that come along with it.
It causes an aneurysm in your heart, the aorta specifically, and you’re very likely to die if it actually happens. It can be caused by activities that raise your blood pressure: doing too much physical activity or even having energy drinks. A lot of the symptoms of Marfan’s syndrome were ones I had because it’s related to EDS. There were only a couple of symptoms that I didn’t have, which was pretty scary to know when it came to waiting to hear if I had it or not. Luckily I don’t have it, otherwise my life would be so much
Brain Injuries There are a lot of different brain injuries in the world. Many of us know about a few major ones like Concussions, which is the temporary state of being unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. Alzheimer 's disease, which is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells cause memory loss and cognitive decline. Also others like strokes, dementia, seizures, etc. Not all of these brain injuries and be cured and some even lead to death.
There is a mild and severe condition of Angelman Syndrome. This disorder can cause severe mental retardation, lack of muscle strength, seizures, learning disabilities, and some none stop smiling. Imagine a child who just stares and smile even when they are sad. This syndrome is caused by a deletion of chromosomes 15, however AS can be inherited through genes. (Charles Williams, 2015) Due to its rareness research is still being gathered.
Not all complications and symptoms happen in the GI tract. Some people develop symptoms that are related to the disease but affect other parts of the body such as your skin and bones. Such as eye redness , mouth sourness, joint swelling and pains, skin rashes and bumps, and symptoms occurring in your bones, liver and kidney stones. Some female patients may also experience having a harder time being able to have children(Colitis Foundation). Patients who are diagnosed with crohn's disease are not able to consume certain food or it will flare up their symptoms.
But the last time I walked through the beaming red door, it was dull. On a foggy Saturday afternoon, the routine dispatch called. “401, ambulance crew needed for an 87 year old female who fell.” This time, I passively walked to a muted ambulance. No sense of urgency fell upon me to run because I expected to help up an old woman in a white colonial house. Expectation is rarely a reality and eyes tend to deceive the mind.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) most commonly known as multiple organ failure is a very progressive disorder in which affects the autonomic nervous system. Multiple System Atrophy mostly affects the autonomic nervous system which is the system in which the non-voluntary processes in the body is monitored by, such as blood pressure, digestion, and pulse. During the progressive part of MSA, the disease results in extreme loss of function and death of several nerve cells in the brain and spine. To this day there is no diagnosed known cause to Multiple System Atrophy. MSA is so rare, in fact it only affects 15,000-50,000 people total in a lifetime.
These diseases often affect elderly adults and are caused by the deterioration of nerve cells, eventually leading to the death of cells. Others include trauma – either a cancerous or noncancerous growth of abnormal cells in brains. Brain trauma is a dysfunction of the brain,
Hi my name is William and today I am doing my assignment on Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a progressive mental deterioration that mostly occurs in middle aged to old aged patients. It is due to generalized degeneration of the brain. It is the most common cause of premature senility. Although it’s not confirmed scientist believe for most people, Alzheimer’s disease results from a combination of genetic, life styles and environmental factors that affect the brain over time.
In most situations the patient ,or those close to them, may notice increasing forgetfulness, this is commonly accompanied by reduced interest, or awareness of, ongoing activities. An autopsy performed after the patient dies can confirm if a patient had Alzheimer’s disease. In patients who had Alzheimer 's disease have nerve cells in the brain that appear distorted. It is believed that plaques that consist of protein called neurofibrillary tangles are the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Areas of the brain that have this kind of plaque appear to be shrunken(Gandy).