With proper treatment of lupus, the condition can be managed and the affected organs protected from severe damages. Just like lupus, Multiple sclerosis is a chronic immune system disease that affects the central nervous system. The cause of this condition is unknown; however, some of the causes are violent trauma to the head or spinal cord, and or an immune system attack, which causes the body to attack the myelin sheaths around the neurons in the ascending and descending pathways and most of all genetic and environmental factors. Rosner (2008) notes that, multiple sclerosis is the common cause ... ... middle of paper ... ...er similarity id that they have no cure, mainly affects women, only symptoms are treatable and they start in early adulthood. Conversely, as much as they are both autoimmune conditions, lupus attacks skin, joints, and the nervous system while multiple sclerosis deteriorates the protective sheaths around the nerve cells, which later on results to the damage of the nervous system and the brain.
These “scabs” work like road blocks which create a disruption in sending messages to the brain. MS could be as dangerous as leaving you disabled or could be mild. MS affects many systems of the body, but the ones it impacts most are the muscular, nervous, immune, and skeletal systems. In this paper I am going to talk about how MS works, how it affects the body, muscular and skeletal systems, and nervous and immune systems. I am also going to answer the essential question What is multiple sclerosis?
Terry Fox in my opinion was a true Canadian hero He went to his limit to fulfill the dreams of all his friends that he made in the cancer clinics. He gave his life to those people and died for them. Terry is not a person that anybody will forget. He is and amazing person and a good role model for anybody to look up to. He has proven that he can take anything the world throws at him.
Myelin sheath degeneration might be resulted from the disease that directly damage the myelin sheath, or the disease that damage the oligodendrocytes (Love, 2006). Eventually, demyelination leads to the impairment of the normal conduction of the electrical impulses in the affected nerves. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common inflammatory demyelinating disease in the CNS. It is a chronic neurological disease that normally affects young people and it is one of the leading causes of disability. The pathological hallmark of this chronic disease is the formation of demyelinated plaques with the reactive glial scar tissue, which either focally or diffusely distributed throughout the brain and the spinal cord (Lucchinetti et al... ... middle of paper ... ...ns induced by effector CD8 T cells recognizing a sequestered antigen on oligodendrocytes.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, autoimmune, neurological disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). In the case of multiple sclerosis, the body attacks its own central nervous system, specifically myelin. Myelin is an insulating sheath on the brain and spinal cord that allows messages and signals to be conducted more quickly and efficiently (National Institute of Health [NIH], 2012). The deterioration of these myelin sheaths results in a slow of conduction and signal completion; causing numerous implications in the daily lives of its victims and their families. The course of symptoms experienced by a client affected by multiple sclerosis occurs in an exacerbation and remission pattern; meaning their symptoms disappear and return numerous times (Gutman, 2008, p. 81).
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is defined as a condition that causes abnormal deterioration in the brain mainly affecting memory and other mental abilities during middle or old age1 and is the most common type of dementia. The disease progresses from mild memory loss to extensive neurological impairment and ultimately death. “Patients with this devastating disorder of the limbic and association cortices lose their ability to encode new memories, first of trivial and then of important details of life.” 3 In other words, as the disease progresses, the changes of chemicals and structures gradually eliminate the ability to remember, learn, reason, generate complete thoughts and relate to others. Basically ... ... middle of paper ... ...y methods but until then it’s important to know the signs and keep your mind vigilant. Works Cited 1. https://caregiver.org/alzheimers-disease-caregiving 2. http://www.alz.co.uk/about-dementia 3. http://dn3kg6nn2s.scholar.serialssolutions.com/?sid=google&auinit=DJ&aulast=Selkoe&atitle=Alzheimer%27s+disease+is+a+synaptic+failure&id=pmid:12399581 – gather journal info 4. http://answers.webmd.com/answers/1172512/who-develops-alzheimer-disease 5. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp 6. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp 7. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_stages_of_alzheimers.asp 8. http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/causes-risk-factors 9. http://www.alz.org/braintour/plaques_tangles.asp 10. http://www.alzheimersprevention.org/4-pillars-of-prevention 11. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_treatments.asp
Plaques and tangles are major features of Alzheimer’s disease, along with nerve cell communication issues within the brain. By the final stage, damage is widespread and brain tissue has shrunk significantly (National Institutes of Health, 2012). Early Signs and Symptoms As dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (DAT) is frequently the cause of dementia in the geriatric population common symptoms, treatments and the efficacy of the treatments will be discussed. Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type is a cognitive impairment, resulting in the inability to learn and retain new inform... ... middle of paper ... ...Abnormal Psychology (15th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
The gray matter in the brain does the thinking and processing. The white matter communicates the thoughts to the body via axons. Axons are wrapped in myelin that is destroyed by MS. This disrupts communications between the brain and the body causing symptoms. Even without noticeable systems MS can do serious and permanent damage to your central nervous system.
Sports and Brain Diseases: The Relationship Between the Two Imagine being able to see, hear and understand everything around you but not being able to do anything about it. That is what life is like for people suffering from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that wastes away all muscle in the body completely. ALS is commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or, CTE for short, is also a brain disease.
Alzheimer’s disease Holly Salyards Cincinnati State Technical & Community College Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease which slowly destroys thinking and memory skills. These changes are severe enough to interfere with day to day life. This irreversible disease is the most common cause of dementia amongst the elderly, with an appearance of first symptoms after age 60. In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, noticed some changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. Her symptoms were comprised of memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior.