By: Shaelin & Hugo
Type of disorder
Characteristics/ Symptoms of this disorder
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of muscle coordination (ataxia)
- Problems with movement and speech
- Mental illness
Is it more common in males or females?
Both have the same chance of having Tay-Sachs.
No treatment, but there is medicine to help with the seizures, a proper nutrition and good hydration is needed.
How does this affect a persons life
-Abnormal body tone
How are scientists trying to help/treat this disorder?
Scientists and doctors are doing different screenings on the children with Tay Sachs and give prenatal testing which shows which parent is the carrier.