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Incurable nerve disorders



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Dr. Shalini Kapoor Kad
May 14, 2011

A homoeopathic paediatrician, a counselling expert and a freelance writer are a few words to describe my profession. My sole aim is to put forth practical piece of information that guides every one right in the direction, blending the medicos to a layman with a simple gesture to make the medical things a little less convoluted and comprehendible.


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The disorder or condition which affects nerves can be called as nerve disorders. These nerves are an important network of fibers that are known to transmit and accept signals to and also from the brain. These signals are the message carriers that aid our body to identify various senses and also enable body to respond to these senses. Our entire nervous system constitute of Central nervous system and peripheral nervous system of which brain and spinal cord are the most important functional organs. Incurable nerve disorders can be of different types like multiple sclerosis, neuritis or Bell’s palsy.

Degenerative and incurable nerve disorders

The incurable nerve disorders are most of the times degenerative and can affect the normal working of your body like movement, talking, balance, heart function or even breathing. Some of these diseases have been found to be hereditary and has been running in the family since last some generations. Some incurable nerve disorders are also caused by alcoholism, heart stroke or tumor. Sometimes, chemicals, viruses or toxins are the reasons for causing nerve disorders.  Let us discuss some of the most common yet incurable nerve disorders.

Alzheimer's disease or AD

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most frequent types of incurable nerve disorder and is usually found in elderly people. AD has also been found to create dementia in old people and gravely hampers the ability of a person to perform regular activities. Alzheimer’s disease starts with slow pace and initially takes into its command memory, thought and the language. That is the reason why people suffering from this nerve disorder cannot remember recently happened incidences and also tend to forget the name of their friends and near ones. Mild cognitive impairment or MCI is also connected to AD and is known to create the problem of memory. Many people who have been diagnosed with MCI tend to suffer from AD in latter life. Although medications can control the symptoms to some extent, this nerve disorder is almost impossible to cure.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is also a type of incurable nerve disorder that is known to damage neurons that are located in our brain. These neurons are a type of nerve cells and are known to send messages coming form spinal cord and brain to the voluntary muscles. These muscles influence the activities of our legs and arms.    Initial symptoms include problem while writing, speech or walking. In the end this disease damages chest muscles and breathing is halted due to which the patient dies. Anyone can suffer from this disease, especially people in the age group of 40 to 60 years of age and no cure has been yet found out to combat this ailment.

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease is known to create problems in nerve cells of brain. This directly affects those neurons which are in control of movement of muscles and also kills neurons that are known to create dopamine which is an important enzyme helpful in coordination of movement. Till date the reason or cause of this disease has not be traced. Some of the symptoms include trembling or shivering of legs, jaw, face, arms and hands. 

 

 

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