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Should You Get Checked: 3 Common Symptoms of Neurodegenerative Disease

- Should You Get Checked: 3 Common Symptoms of Neurodegenerative Disease

featured3 - Should You Get Checked: 3 Common Symptoms of Neurodegenerative Disease

The trouble with neurodegenerative disease is that it will end up affecting every single part of life in general—not just your own. So we highly believe that people should be more aware of any symptoms that they should be looking out for.

Loss of Inhibition

One of the biggest factors of polite and functioning society is the rules of propriety that we all follow. When there is someone in your life that otherwise adhered to these rules but then suddenly seemingly started to disregard them, you may have something to worry about.

It starts small but can be quite drastic. For example, we tend to forgo the use of pants in our own homes. If someone or you thinks its perfectly okay to take off your pants before you sit down to eat at a restaurant, there might be something neurological going on which can affect the behavioral response.

Loss of Coordination

While there are people that are naturally clumsy, the loss of coordination due to neurodegenerative illness is truly disruptive and drastic. For example, a person cannot use their hand to grip an object. Hand-Eye coordination is important to do a lot of things in our life like driving or even writing.

The thing about loss of coordination is that it is easy to pass it off as something that happens because ‘you’re too tired’ or ‘you lack sleep’. So if you or someone around you tells you that you’ve been highly uncoordinated lately, you may want to go in for a checkup.

Seizures

Otherwise known as a convulsion or a paroxysm, a seizure is normally attributed to a surge of neuron snaps in the brain. They are usually depicted as little lightning bolts in different part of the brain. Seizures usually involve uncontrollable muscle spasms and even rapid eye movement. Those that suffer from seizures must go in for an immediate checkup as this is a clear indication that there is a neurological condition that needs to be addressed.

Seizures can happen to anyone and should be taken seriously.

To Conclude

Neurodegenerative disease comes in many forms so it would be important to get checked if you or anyone you know start to showcase any of the symptoms we’ve mentioned above. Early diagnosis helps to determine the preparation of a person and their family regarding this difficult period of time.

Which symptom of neurodegenerative disease are you familiar with?

featured2 - Neurodegenerative Diseases and Their Effects on Daily Life

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Their Effects on Daily Life

- Neurodegenerative Diseases and Their Effects on Daily Life

featured2 - Neurodegenerative Diseases and Their Effects on Daily Life

Anyone who is perfectly healthy will tell you that life can be pretty tough already. There is so much that needs to be done and yet fully healthy people struggle to get it done. So what would life be like for someone with a neurodegenerative disease?

What is a Neurodegenerative Disease?

This is any ailment that targets the nervous system. As an effect, the processes and relay of information which is normally attributed to the nervous system progressively gets damaged and deteriorates over time.

As you may know, our brain uses the nervous system to relay actions or decisions. You are able to move your fingers and other limbs because your brain is telling your nervous system to move your body. A neurodegenerative disease impairs that.

Effects

Cognitive Delay

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If you’ve ever watched Pokemon, you’re probably become familiar with the Slowpoke. It’s a hippo looking thing with a silly grin. It is said that the brain process of that thing runs so slow that they could lose their tail and by the time they realize it, a new one has already grown to replace the previous one. It’s kind of like that. Your brain is telling the body to do something but the relay is so slow it’s even perceived and mistaken to be partial paralysis.

Involuntary Movement

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The reason why we don’t just twitch all the time is because our brain tells our body that it shouldn’t. Someone with a neurodegenerative disease eventually cannot control what their body does. If you’ve ever seen any odd spasms or movements, chances are they have a neurodegenerative disease. This can make everyday life quite difficult. Constant movement means the muscles do not get to rest and are constantly sore or in pain.

Good luck trying to write, drive, or even cook when your hands are twitching uncontrollably.

To Conclude

There is no doubt that having neurodegenerative disease is highly impairing and really affects the quality fo life a person is able to have. We only hope that our medicine advances enough that we are able to have a cure one day.

From your own knowledge, how does neurodegenerative disease affect life?