What causes nervous system diseases?
Some serious conditions, diseases, and injuries that can cause nervous system problems include: Blood supply problems (vascular disorders).
- Parkinson’s disease.
- Multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
- Alzheimer’s disease.
- Huntington’s disease.
- Peripheral neuropathies.
What are nerve diseases?
Degenerative diseases, where nerve cells are damaged or die, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the brain, such as stroke. Injuries to the spinal cord and brain. Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy. Cancer, such as brain tumors.
What disease attacks the central nervous system?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In this disorder, your immune system attacks the myelin sheath or the cells that produce and maintain it. This causes inflammation and injury to the sheath and ultimately to the nerve fibers that it surrounds.
What are the top 3 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 are signs of neurological problems?
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.