Nervous system diseases Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease affects brain function, memory and behaviour.
Bell’s palsy is a sudden weakness or paralysis of facial muscles on one side of the face.
Motor neurone disease (MND) Multiple sclerosis (MS) Neurofibromatosis.
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What are the top three most common nervous system disorders?
Brain and Nervous System. Brain and nervous system problems are common. These neurological disorders include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and stroke, and can affect memory and ability to perform daily activities.
What causes the nervous system to malfunction?
Some serious conditions, diseases, and injuries that can cause nervous system problems include: Blood supply problems (vascular disorders). Injuries (trauma), especially injuries to the head and spinal cord. Mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders, depression, or psychosis.
What is nervous illness?
A neurological disorder is any disorder of the nervous system. Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord or other nerves can result in a range of symptoms. There are many recognized neurological disorders, some relatively common, but many rare.
What are the signs and symptoms of neurological disorder?
Physical symptoms of neurological problems may include the following:
- Partial or complete paralysis.
- Muscle weakness.
- Partial or complete loss of sensation.
- Difficulty reading and writing.
- Poor cognitive abilities.
- Unexplained pain.
- Decreased alertness.
Can you reset your nervous system?
Breathing deeply, with a slow and steady inhalation to exhalation ratio, signals our parasympathetic nervous system to calm the body down. If the body is in fight or flight, then chances are that you may need a system reset.
How do you know if your nervous system is damaged?
A few examples of symptoms that may be caused by a nervous system problem include: Numbness or tingling. Weakness or a reduced ability to move any part of the body (not caused by pain). Tremors, tics, or other unusual movements, such as a walking (gait) change or mouth smacking.
What symptoms signal nervous system problems?
Signs and symptoms of nervous system disorders
- Persistent or sudden onset of a headache.
- A headache that changes or is different.
- Loss of feeling or tingling.
- Weakness or loss of muscle strength.
- Loss of sight or double vision.
- Memory loss.
- Impaired mental ability.
- Lack of coordination.
How do you heal your nervous system?
Eat a balanced diet. A balanced, low-fat diet with ample sources of vitamins B6, B12, and folate will help protect the nervous system. Make sure that your diet contains lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Drink plenty of water and other fluids.
What happens if your nervous system is not working properly?
Nervous system problems may occur slowly and cause a gradual loss of function (degenerative). Or they may occur suddenly and cause life-threatening problems (acute). Some serious conditions, diseases, and injuries that can cause nervous system problems include: Blood supply problems (vascular disorders).
What disease attack the nervous system?
Multiple sclerosis (MS), in which the protective lining of the nerves is attacked by the body’s immune system. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a motor neuron disease which weakens the muscles and progressively hampers physical function.
What viruses attack the nervous system?
Viruses that infect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) include herpesviruses (see also herpes simplex virus infections), arboviruses, coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, and enteroviruses.