The word “lateral” refers to the area where the nerve cells are in the spinal cord. As this area is affected by ALS it creates scarring or hardening which is that last part of the name “sclerosis” (What Is ALS?). The symptoms of ALS include the muscles to not operate correctly in the legs, arms, face, and tongue. Eventually, a person with ALS can lose the ability to breathe too, but recent technologies have made a tubing system to allow you to breathe. ALS is all physically affected, not logical thought.
CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Encephalopathy can be broken down as “En” meaning in, “Kephale” means head and “pathela” means is suffering. CTE is a progressive degenerative disease which affects the brain of people who receive traumatic hits in the head. Some parts of the brain contains toxic proteins. Toxic proteins are small molecules of proteins that can result into getting a disease on absorbing body tissue by interacting with biological macromolecule such as enzymes or cellular receptors.
Outline: According to Egans, ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, “a progressive disease degeneration of both upper and lower motor neurons.” ALS prevents the nourishment of muscles, and when muscles are not fed the required nutrients, they atrophy. It hit’s areas of the spinal cord where the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As the area begins to die, it starts to scar or harden in that region. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. When the motor neurons start to die, the ability of the brain to start and control muscle movement is eventually stopped.
Due to the malfunction in the glands that produce mucus, the lungs tend to accumulate thick mucus that eventually leads to infection, difficulty breathing and in severe cases a lung transplant or respiratory failure. This disease also effects the
A stoke is a serious illness that is unfortunately, common in the United States. A stroke can also go by the name of a brain attack or a cerebrovascular accident. A stroke can come about when there is an interruption in the blood flow to the brain because, a blood vessel is blocked, or there is a rupture (Atchison & Dirette, 2012, p. 128). There are various different etiologies of stokes. The first, and most common type of stroke is Ischemic.
The main treatment goal of MS is to prevent lasting neurological damage. MS treatment was confined to the treatment of symptoms but now there are disease-modifying drugs also known as DMDs. DMDs help to reduce rates of relapse, decrease the number of nervous system lesions, and slow or prevent the onset of disability. DMDs are used for treatment of relapse and for delaying disease progression in patients with RRMS. There is a DMD known as IFN used for treatment in the initial demyelinating event and it might prevent development.
However, if intracranial air builds up and cannot be released or absorbed, it can put pressure on your brain (tension pneumocephalus). Tension pneumocephalus is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. CAUSES Neurosurgery is a common cause of pneumocephalus. Other causes include: • Back surgery. • Brain or skull injury.
Parkinson disease is a degenerative disorder of basal ganglia function that results in variable combination of tremor, rigidity, akinesia/ bradykinesia, and postural changes. The causes of Parkinson disease is unknown, but it is widely believed that most cases are caused by an interaction of environmental and genetic factors. It is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movements. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is one of the most common neurologic disorders of older adults. The disorder is characterized by progressive destruction of the nigrostriatal pathway, with subsequent reduction in striatal concentration of dopamine.
The most important thing anyone needs to know about Senioritis, is that it does the most damage. The severity of this symptom determines the patient’s outcome. Other than procrastination, Senioritis also comes with physical and emotional stress. First comes the inflammation to the productivity part of the brain which causes the patient to develop an allergy to writing down their ass ignment. Since the patient is unable to write down their assignments it causes them to have a “heart attack” - a painful sensation due to forgotten assignments.
Abstract Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections, and complicates a person’s ability to breathe. People with Cystic fibrosis have troubles to breathe because a broken gene causes a thick, growth of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. The mucus blocks the air passage to the lungs, and traps bacteria leading to infections, considerable lung harm, and sooner or later, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, this mucus blocks the deliverance of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients. People with this disease used to have a life expectancy of 6 months back in 1938, but now with the advances of technology and medical treatments, life expectancy is approximately 35
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.
Due to this cell death, the brain undergoes significant shrinkage. The absence of certain chemicals that transmit signals (neurotransmitters) in the brain, such as choline, can also cause this disease . Because of this buildup, this disease gets