Multiple sclerosis, sometimes called MS, is a disease that causes damage to the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. This is caused by your bodys immune system. Multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease, can cause a loss of balance, vision, muscle control, and a numbing feeling. Multiple sclerosis affects the central nervous system, the spinal [...]
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Epilepsy, or seizures, are the outward sign of a malfunction in the electrical system that controls the brain. A single feature can have many causes. Sometimes high temperatures, a lack of oxygen or poisoning can cause a single seizure in an infant or child. However seizures that happen more than once and without any special [...]
Despite the fact that like 80% of all fibromyalgia patients are women, there are some males with the condition who also need to be able to deal with the condition on their terms. Males often approach illness in a totally different way then women do. There is also a female stigma associated with the condition, [...]
Fibromyalgia syndrome can be a very difficult illness to treat. With so many symptoms, ranging from chronic pain to fatigue, finding the right treatments can be time-consuming and frustrating. You may find yourself taking dozens of medicinal treatments, many of which come along with a host of undesirable side effects. If conventional medications aren’t working [...]
Sarcoidosis is an inflammation of the tissues of the body that usually affects the lungs, but can affect other areas of the body as well. Neurosarcoidosis takes place when there is a complication with the condition sarcoidosis. This condition can affect the nervous system. With this complication of sarcoidosis one will have a facial weakness. [...]
Dementia affects a large number of senior citizens in this country and alzheimer’s disease is by far the biggest culprit. 50% of people over age eighty five and 10% of those over 60 have alzheimer’s at any given time. Because of this, alzheimer’s is the most studied form of dementia. Alzheimers kills off brain cells [...]
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive condition caused by the decreased production of dopamine when the area of the brain which produces a neurotransmitter is substantively damaged. The neurotransmitter, dopamine, is responsible for the communication of electrical impulses that control muscle motion. Although physicians are well aware of why the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease occur, they [...]
As the disease progresses, sufferers of Parkinsons Disease will need to find ways to adjust and live with their condition, often with the use of adaptive equipment. Parkinsons disease can make activities of daily living, as well as leisure activities increasingly difficult for those afflicted. Over the past few years, there have been tremendous advances [...]
What we eat, drink and breathe in bears upon our body in some manner. Certain chemicals might have adverse effects on the body. Specifically, we’re going to discuss those chemicals that bear upon the nervous system. The Nervous System The nervous system is composed of the brain and all of the nerves and nerve cells [...]
Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the body’s motor system. In Parkinsons disease, the neurons in the brain that are responsible for making dopamine become damaged or stop working all together. Dopamine is the chemical in the brain that is responsible for coordination of muscle movement in the body. The symptoms of Parkinsons disease include [...]
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