It is a very dangerous and unfortunate disease that has no cure at the moment. There are ways to handle and slow down the disease process, and many people learn to deal with the disease. ALS is not one disease; it is a bunch of different types of diseases that lead to ALS. Anything from spinal injury to gene mutations that cause loss of motor skills is considered to be ALS. ALS may be suspected if there is gradual muscle weakness to muscle loss in 1 or more areas of the body.
This is fixed by the insertion of a tube through the abdomen and into the stomach through which liquid food can be given. To encourage a positive attitude, emotional support from friends and family help the patient mentally (Larson). ALS is a very mystifying disease that in 90 percent of cases, scientists do not know the cause. Scientists say that nothing in the ALS patient’s diet, where they live, or how they have lived their life can be a credible case for ALS. However, in a small percent of cases, a genetic history can exist.
Harlequin Ichthyosis (HI) is an uncommon genetic disorder due to high quantity of mutations on gene ABCA12. HI infected newborns will have dry and tough outer skin coverings that crack into different plates and create deep fissures that lead to major pain on the skin and are highly prone to infections (Akiyama). Usually, couples who are carriers for HI disease are healthy and do not show signs of HI. However, both carriers of this autosomal recessive disorder will have about 25% chance of conceiving children with HI. GENETICS: Carriers of an autosomal recessive diseases are generally healthy because one of the allele that code for normal proteins is still present, which covers the loss of the mutated allele.
LBD is incurable at the moment, and the only way to prove someone has LBD is with a brain autopsy (9). LBD is rare and can be found in both men in women, but is more common in men (8). One drug that can help is Donepezil, but as more cells in the brain die the drug becomes less effective (58). Sleeping disorders are
Introduction Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events or short memory loss. As the disease advances, symptoms can include difficulty with language, disorientation, mood swing and behavior problems. As a person 's condition progressed, they often withdraw from friends and family. Slowly, bodily functions deteriorated and eventually death occurs.
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
This places the spine in a vulnerable state because it becomes one bone, which causes it to lose its range of motion as well as putting it at risk for spinal fractures. This not only limits mobility but reduces the affected person 's quality of life. These changes may be mild or severe, and may lead to a stooped-over posture. Early diagnosis and treatment helps control pain and stiffness and may reduce or prevent significant deformity. AS can range from mild to progressively debilitating and from medically controlled to refractory forms.
The most common symptoms include, a sudden feeling of weakness on one side of the body in the face, arm, or leg, sudden confusion, being unable to see out of both, or one eye, loss of balance, difficulty walking, loss of coordination, dizziness, and severe headache (Atchison & Dirette, 2012, p. 134). The symptoms that occur vary, and are different with each etiology. For example, cerebral thrombosis can often cause the victim to stutter (Atchison & Dirette, 2012, p. 130). While these relate to signs and symptoms of major strokes, there are also transient ischemic attacks and small strokes that make occur. Transient ischemic attacks usually last under 24 hours, and are when blood supply is temporarily blocked from the brain (Atchison & Dirette, 2012, p. 135).
Symptoms of autonomic failure that are mostly commonly seen in the early stages of Multiple System Atrophy include, fainting spells, heart rate issues, erectile dysfunction, motor impairments, muscle tremor or loss of muscle coordination, difficulties with speech and walking, as well as bladder control. Most early symptoms of MSA are very common to those of Parkinson 's disease. Clients with MSA usually suffer from orthostatic hypotension as well. Orthostatic hypotension is when a client makes a sudden movement, such as going from sitting to standing, their blood pressure remains uncontrollable and drops suddenly, causing light headedness, or fainting (Multiple System Atrophy Fact Sheet, 2014, par.
Anti-vaxxers claim that vaccines are not worth the risk, but the risks of vaccines are the same as an aspirin (Vaccine Myths). Vaccines are no more dangerous than any other medicine that is used universally by most people. Although vaccines can cause an allergic reaction, that is true with all medicines. Reactions resulting from vaccines can consist of muscle soreness, rash, headache, fever, fatigue, and seizures, none of which, show lasting effects. However, these reactions occur very rarely, and there is no scientific proof that the vaccines caused it or other outside factors (Possible side-effects).
Dr.Thurman Mott reports “numerous mild side effects occur during inductions”. These are usually not reported and have not been studied, however, they do occur usually during the first induction, they might be expected to reoccur with psychiatric patients. The most common of these side effects during the induction could be the increase of anxiety frequently related to fears of loss of control and excessive crying and sobbing. At times patients feel dizzy and develop various degrees of nausea during the
Dissociative Identity Disorder is usually diagnosed as another disease because patients usually receive help for memory loss, lack of sense identity, depersonalization, depression, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, alcohol or drug abuse, temper outbursts, psychotic, headaches, unexplained pains which are classic symptoms for a number of other diseases. Though there are many symptoms displayed by individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder the most common symptoms are amnesia and displays of multiple personalities. In cases of amnesia, patients may black out for extended periods of time and awake with no recollection of what they did during that time period. Symptoms often appear at random and can last for long or short intervals. The staple symptom of Dissociative Identity Disorder; however, is displaying multiple separate identities.