It is caused by progressive deterioration of the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord. (Hockenberry & Wilson, 2007, p. 1) SMA is a genetic disease that affects primarily children. SMA is the “second most common…inherited disorder after cystic fibrosis”. One out of fourty people is a carrier of this recessive gene. SMA affects the a child’s muscular development,
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy causes weakness in the muscles of the face, arms, legs, and shoulders and chest. This form of muscular dystrophy progresses slowly. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. Myotonic muscular dystrophy affects males and females. This is the most common adult form and symptoms may begin any time from birth to childhood.
The start of the signs and symptoms is generally around the age 11, but may not happen until the mid-20s or even later. Myotonic dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy that produces stiffness in the muscles and the inability to relax muscles when wanted, as well as the muscle weakness of the other forms of muscular dystrophy. Symptoms are Weakening of voluntary muscles that control your arms and legs, Weakening of head, neck and face muscles, weakening of muscles that help with breathing and swallowing, fainting or dizziness, Clouding of the lenses of the eyes, and mild Diabetes (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2009). Other major types of MD are Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, Congenital muscular dystrophy, Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, Distal muscular dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, Myofibrillar myopathies, and also Spinal Muscular Atrophy which my oldest sister Ashley
It is usually more common in people over the age of 50, however younger people can get it too. It is caused by Nerve cells in the brain that die which means that there is a lack of a chemical called Dopamine being produced. This chemical helps to regualte movement so if there is not enough of it movement becomes slower. Some people with this disease also develop a tremor or their muscles become rigid. There are other systomes of this disease which includes tiredness, pain depression and constipation.
Patients with classic mitral valve prolapse have excess connective tissue that thickens the spongiosa and separates collagen bundles in the fibrosa. This weakens the leaflets and adjacent tissue, resulting in increased leaflet area and elongation of the chordae tendineae. Although mitral valve prolapse is a lifelong disorder, many people with this condition never have symptoms. When diagnosed, people may be surprised to learn that they have a heart condition. When signs and symptoms do occur, it's typically because of mitral regurgitation.
Managing Fibromyalgia: Exercise Exercise can relieve several fibromyalgia symptoms. Physical activity can reduce pain and improve fitness. Exercising just three times a week has also been shown to relieve fatigue and depression. But it's important not to overdo it. Walking, stretching, and water aerobics are good forms of exercise to start with for people with fibromyalgia.
Muscular Dystrophy Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disease that causes your muscle fibers to be more pone to damage, causing them to get weaker. People with this disease may also have troubles with swallowing and breathing and their limbs may be drawn in and become in a fixed position. The symptoms of the most common type of muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) begin in childhood, mainly in boys, but other types might not show symptoms until adulthood. The symptoms of Duchenne begin to show when a child starts to walk, these include frequently falling, difficulty getting up from lying down or sitting, troubles running jumping, waddling when you walk, large calf muscles, and learning disabilities. Other types of muscular dystrophy have other symptoms such as Myotonic has an inability to relax your muscles, Limb-Gridle where the hip and should are usually first affected, Congenital is usually seen from birth, FSHD causes the shoulder blades to stick out when the arms are raised and Oculopharyngeal causes a weakness in the facial muscles resulting in droopy eyelids.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2012),GAD is defined as: an anxiety disorder marked by chronic excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control, causes distress or impairment in daily functioning, and is accompanied by three or more associated symptoms (as restlessness, irritability, poor concentration, and sleep disturbances) The sad truth of GAD is that it is almost always present sometimes lying just underneath the surface while at other times it dominates your every thought, action and reaction. However, GAD can be improved and treated with the learning knowledge of what the symptoms, causes and warning signs
They could range from mild, moderate to severe. Some of these symptoms include fatigue, incoordination, spasticity, sensory loss and numbness, muscle weakness, cardiovascular dysautonomi, heat sensitivity, blurred vision, tremor, impaired sudomotor function, bladder dysfunction, cognitive or memory deficits and possible depression (Castellano, V. 2006). Most of the disability that is affiliated with multiple sclerosis is caused by the nerve fibers in the long pathways, like the pyramidal tract. This tract supplies the efferent and afferent signals to the legs and dorsal columns. With damage, it is not able to successfully send the signals, causing motor disability (Gutierrez, G. M. 2005).
Some side effects include, lack of appetite, headache, inability to fall asleep and stay asleep, dry mouth, abdominal pain/discomfort, weight loss, and restlessness. Those are the least dangerous side effects but some of the hazardous side effects include increased blood pressure, high pulse rate, irregular heart rate, difficulty breathing, chest pain, allergic reaction like swelling to eyes or throat, migraine, fainting, severe aggression, and depression. High doses of Adderall can specifically target the heart and respiratory system, causing temporary or long-term damage. In some cases, Adderall can cause sudden death or stroke in patients, mostly those who have a heart defect or heart problem. It may also interfere with other medication for an illness or medical condition.