Muscular Dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder that weakens the muscles that help the body move. People that have muscular dystrophy have missing or incorrect information in their genes, which prevents them from making proteins for healthy muscles. Muscular Dystrophy weakens the muscles overtime, so whoever has the disease gradually lose the ability to do certain things, like walking or sitting up. Some people develop muscular dystrophy as adults, or they start having muscular problems as a baby. There are several different forms of muscular dystrophy, each of which weakens different muscle groups in various ways.
MD causes the muscles in the body to become very weak over a progressive period of time. The muscles are usually broken down and replaced with fatty deposits. There are two common forms of MD which include Duchenne and Becker. Duchenne is however the most severe form of MD. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is caused by a defective gene for a protein called dystrophin.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) syndrome is a genetic disease that results in muscular atrophy. CMT is named so after the three doctors that first described the disease in full detail (Jean-Martin Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Tooth), but is also know as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. The disease causes a depletion of myelin protein that insolates nerve cells. Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome also creates dysfunctional axons terminals. This demyelination and improper axon functionality creates slow nerve impulse which result in an onset of muscular deprivation due to the nerve impulses not stimulating proper muscle growth.
The affect of strokes on the body can range between mild dizziness or slight numbness to impaired speech and loss of motor control. Major strokes can block blood flow to the brain to the point where the brain becomes impaired. Once the brain shuts down, it is no longer sending signals to the parts of the body that require brain operation to function. This can impair heart function, which can lead to death in the matter of a few minutes. According the American Heart Association’s posted statistics in Chapter 12 of this week’s reading, out of more than 6.5 million Americans suffer from strokes each year, roughly 150,000 die as a result from the damage.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a disease that causes weak bones that break easily. It is known as brittle bone disease. Sometimes the bones break for no known reason. OI can also cause many other problems such as weak muscles, brittle teeth, and hearing loss. About 20,000 to 50,000 people in the United States have OI.OI is caused by one of several genes that aren’t working properly.
Ageing occurs in every human being. It is genetically programmed to pass through a sequence of development. Ageing begins to occur usually at the stage of menopause. It is the wearing out of body cells. Lifestyle choices often can be a cause of ageing as damages to body systems such as high cholesterol diets causing Coronary Heart Disease or being out in the sun a lot causing the wrinkling of skin.
If an infection is the reason for the pain, there would be nausea, fever, vomiting, cramping and constipation. Diverticula is common in people after 40 years of age. When you have inflamed diverticula, the condition is known as diverticulosis. You may never even know that you have these pockets because they rarely cause any problems as severe as diverticulitis. Diverticulitis usually gets worse throughout the first day.
Muscular Dystrophy Disease Muscular Dystrophy is a number of disorders that decrease the function of the muscles andothers that control the internal organs. The meaning of muscular dystrophy means that thenourishment for the muscles is defective (Abramovitz 15-29). All muscular dystrophy diseaseshave three things in common: they are all hereditary, they are all progressive; and each havecharacteristics and continue weakness. The word dystrophy comes from the Greek words “dys,”meaning abnormal, and “trophe,” which means nourishment (Abramovitz 15-29). Many of thesediseases are very critical to a person’s ability to be mobile.
There are a number of common types of jaundice that occur. One of the most common is Physiological (normal) jaundice. This type occurring in most newborns, this mild jaundice is due to the immaturity of the baby's liver, which leads to a slow processing of bilirubin. It generally appears at 2 to 4 days of age and disappears by 1 to 2 weeks of age. Another type is Jaundice of prematurity.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma (passing out for a long time) or even death. When your cells don't get the glucose they need for energy, your body begins to burn fat for energy, which produces ketones. Ketones are acids that build up in the blood and appear in the urine when your body doesn't have enough insulin. They are a warning sign that your diabetes is out of control or that you are getting