Neurodegenerative Disorder Q & A
What are neurodegenerative disorders?
Neurodegenerative disorders encompass a variety of conditions in which the neurons in your brain no longer function as optimally as they should. Since neurons provide a foundation for your nervous system, including brain and spinal cord, they are critical elements that allow your brain and nervous system to perform optimally.
When neurons become damaged or die, your body doesn’t replace them. As a result, you may experience the unpleasant effects of a neurodegenerative disorder such as:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Huntington’s disease
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
- Lewy body disease
- Spinal muscular atrophy
These disorders often cause problems with motor skills or muscular function, as well as trouble remembering, and confusion.
What is CTE?
CTE is a degenerative brain disease common among athletes, military veterans, and others who’ve experienced a history of repeated head injuries or brain trauma, including victims of domestic violence. CTE causes a protein to form clumps and slowly spread through your brain, killing brain cells as it advances. In many cases, symptoms of CTE appear many years after the occurrence of head injuries.
Symptoms of CTE often include changes in mood, the onset of depression, and difficulting controlling impulses, like aggressive behaviors. If left untreated, CTE, like many other degenerative disorders, can lead to:
- Problems with memory and reasoning
- Impaired judgment
- Inability to move muscles; physical impairments
If you or a family member exhibits signs of CTE or another neurodegenerative disorder, the sooner you seek treatment, the better chance you may have to slow the progression of the disease.
How are neurodegenerative disorders treated?
Since there is no medical cure for neurodegenerative diseases, the team at Emerald Neuro-Recover focus on controlling symptoms and improving the quality of your life.
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