Motor Neuron Disease Treatment

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Motor neurone diseases is a medical term that has been widely used to refer to a group of neurological disorders that selectively affect motor neurons which are the cells that control voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing and general movement of the body.

Quick Facts

  • An assortment of neurological disorders
  • Have a serious impact on the motor neurons
  • Motor neurons are the cells that are responsible for controlling activities related to voluntary muscles such as:
    • Speaking
    • Walking
    • Breathing
    • Swallowing
    • General body movements
  • Get life threatening as well with progression of time
  • Cause progressive infirmity or death in extreme cases
  • Highly impacts brain functioning
  • Makes it difficult for the brain to carry out routine activities
  • Destroys voluntary muscles
  • A tragic and very serious type of disorder that can be caused due to various reasons

Motor Neuron Disease Causes

  • Genetic defect
  • Death or wastage of nerve cells
  • Inability of nerve cells to transmit messages to muscles
  • Muscle weakening

Motor Neuron Disease Symptoms

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Choking easily
  • Drooling
  • Gagging
  • Head drop due to weakness of the neck muscles
  • Muscle cramps
  • Fasciculation known as muscles contractions
  • Muscle weakness that gets worsened with time
  • Commonly involves one part of the body first, such as the arm or hand
  • Eventually leads to difficulty lifting, climbing stairs, and walking
  • Paralysis
  • Speech problems, such as a slow or abnormal speech pattern (slurring of words)
  • Voice changes, hoarseness in the voice
  • Sudden weight loss

Motor Neuron Disease