Muscular System

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Muscular System The muscular system is an organ system consisting of skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles. It functions of the muscular system are movement of the body, maintains posture, and circulates blood throughout the body, and fatigue. The muscles produce movement by pulling the bones as each muscle contracts. There is a low strength muscle contraction called tonic contraction and it enables one to maintain its body posture. When one has good posture it is better for the body to function. The heat production is when the body maintains a certain temperature and it is important because that is one of the main functions for the body to survive. For the body to maintain a normal body temperature the muscle fibers must contract to produce heat required to keep it normal. One disease that one can get in the muscular system is Cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is known as one of the most common congenital disorders. It impacts the balance and motor functions along with the posture. When there is brain damage to a child at a young age it being before it was born or after, it causes a loss of muscle tone. When they lose muscle tone it makes it difficult for the person to go on with their everyday lives and perform the normal tasks needed each day. The signs and symptoms that one may notice for the disease Cerebral palsy is that it can be one having problems with fine motor tasks like using scissors, or as intense as not being able walk or keep their balance. Patients may not be able to control their hand motions along with drooling. Then there are others that suffer from mental retardation and seizures. Cerebral palsy is a disease that cannot be cured but has numerous amounts of treatments for it. Patients that have Cerebral p... ... middle of paper ... is fine and sometimes check the chest for tumors. Once again, like cerebral palsy, there is no cure for myasthenia gravis. Although there is no cure there is treatments that allow going periods at a time without any symptoms. Some treatments for this disease includes making time to rest, use an eye patch for vision problems, and avoid any type of exposure to the heat. There are also medications that can be used to make symptoms better. People that have Myasthenia gravis live a normal life expectancy. There are some that experience remission but for some patients their life changes in a blink of an eye. Therefore they want to know their prognosis. What some may not know is that Myasthenia gravis does not get worse as you get older. If anything the symptoms start to go away. Patients are recommended to try different types of therapy to see which is best for them.
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