sábado, 24 de marzo de 2012

Degenerative Nerve Diseases: MedlinePlus

Degenerative Nerve Diseases: MedlinePlus


Degenerative Nerve Diseases

Also called: Neurodegenerative diseases 
Degenerative nerve diseases cause worsening of many of your body's activities, including balance, movement, talking, breathing and heart function. Many of these diseases are genetic, which means they run in families or you have a genetic mutation. Certain medical conditions such as alcoholism, a tumor or a stroke can cause other types. Toxins, chemicals or viruses might cause still other types.
Examples of degenerative nerve diseases include
Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on their type. Most of them have no cure. The goal of treatment is usually to improve symptoms, relieve pain and increase mobility.

Illustration of the nervous system, including brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves

National Institutes of Health

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