This disease is called Huntington’s disease (HD). [1,2,3] While some differences between Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s are noticeable, the similarities are striking. The similarities in causes, symptoms and treatment of both PD and HD are the most apparent. At first, PD is caused by some genetic factors, and HD is, too. [4,5] Like PD, HD has equal movement symptoms that are characterized by an abnormal way of movement such as walking in *an unbalanced way.[6,7] Also, both PD and HD affect the patient’s personality and memorizing ability, which usually leads to cause depression and forgetfulness.
Parkinson’s affects the central nervous system eventually leads to triggering in the hand. Alzheimer 's is a disease that affects the memory and important mental functions. Dementia is when a person think a lot which interferes with their daily functions. Huntington’s an inherited condition when nerve cells starts to lose the ability over a period of time. Athletes who come in contact with sports are more like like to get it because in a game there is usually hitting each other or even getting injured dramatically.
Ataxia Telangiectasia Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) is an inherited disorder that affects the nervous system, immune system, and other systems of the body. The disorder usually progresses before the age of 5 and it makes it difficult for coordination and causes delayed development of motor skills like walking, problems with balancing, and using your hands to grab items etc. A person may even have slurred speech, sway when they walk and wobble. These problems can affect a person as they get older and the effects can become worse as the person ages.
This disease is one of the subcategories that comes from dementia and is seen to correlate with older age. Some symptoms of this disease are seen about 2-3 years in advance, giving doctors and indication that this patient at some time will be officially diagnosed with dementia. This accounts for extra brain power or
( Marsa, 2015, pg. 1 ) Technology has improved since the first discovery of this disease. However, researchers are still unsure as to how the disease starts and takes hold of a person’s brain. Unlike dementia, memory loss is not the only result of this disease.
One of the concluding sentences that Dr. Sharon Moalem directs toward her audience is, “[...] Our relationship with disease is often much more complex than we may have previously realized.” “Survival of the Sickest” delves into the theme of the way inheritance and genetic codes in our bloodlines allows fatal diseases to enter our body and the reasons for this happening. The author discusses various diseases and their origin, and includes facts as to how this disease is able to affect modern life. She suggests that said modern diseases played a necessary part in the survival and selection of those before us in our history.
Dr. Moalem’s unique view on disease and humanity’s complex relationship with it inspired many questions in the mind of the reader. He theorizes that diseases passed on genetically remained in the gene pool because they may have provided advantages to our ancestors, and this theory casts a new light and creates a new perspective on such diseases. The diseases discussed in the book, such as hemochromatosis, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia, would ordinarily be considered harmful. However, the author explains that under different circumstance, these illnesses might have been viewed as beneficial instead, and that these benefits are worth
Lyme disease Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by deer ticks and black-legged ticks. Individuals usually come in contact with this disease is in wooded or grassy areas that is very prominent in the united states and 60 other countries. It is estimated that in the united states there are more than 300,000 cases per year, but Lyme disease is a very hard infection to diagnose some cases are not accounted for. The symptoms of Lyme disease mimic many other diseases and that is why it can be misdiagnosed most of the time for fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s, ALS, alzheimers, or multiple sclerosis. Lyme disease can affect people of all ages but it is most common in people who spend extended periods of time outside or are in
It is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually it can stop you power to perform everyday tasks. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is only one way to diagnose accurately, and definitely. That is to perform a test, a brain autopsy after a person dies.
This area of the brain, which is the largest and highest portion, controls all our thought processes, movement, speech, and senses. The decline of brain cells starts in the area of the cortex that is associated with memory and then advances into other areas of the cortex, then into other areas of the brain that control bodily function. The death of the brain cells results in disruption of the electrochemical signals between neurons that are imperative to intellectual activity and bodily functioning. While it is still not yet fully understood by scientists what causes Alzheimer’s disease in a majority of people, scientists have established the root causes of the two forms of Alzheimer’s disease. Early- onset Alzheimer’s which occurs in people age thirty to sixty is caused by genetic mutation.
However there are treatments that can slow down the process of the disease. Surgery is often suggested because of the tumours that can become cancerous and tumours that can cause body disfigurement. The symptoms that are ongoing throughout the disease like severe headaches they can be cured with medication. Children that inherit the disease at birth have a higher chance of having learning difficulties and neurological tests have to be taken before the child enters school and neurological counselling is a common solution to help the child be able to
Awakenings, audiences get an inside view of the goings on at a hospital with catatonic patients. In this paper I will be discussing the conditions of the hospital and the relationships between the people who worked there and the residents of the hospital. Their attitude toward Dr, Sayer, and the staff's attitude toward each other. I will also be discussing the symptoms and treatment of the patient's disease of Parkinson's . Although the conditions in the hospital were sanitary and well kept, it was much more of a prison with its countless barred windows and locked doors. Also, the whole hospital seemed darker than it should have been. The staff seemed uninterested in the patients, even getting annoyed when they were called to assist them. The