Alzheimer 's Association Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke, There Are More Than 600 Neurologic Disorders

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According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there are more than 600 neurologic disorders 1. Neurodegeneration is one of the main contributors to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis. Neurodegeneration is the debilitating condition along with those diseases, which results in the healthy, functioning nerve cells to deteriorate and slowly die off. Deterioration gradually leads to the loss of cognitive skills, motor skills, and eventually death of the nerve cell itself. Neurodegeneration can and will gradually get worse over time with the medicine today only slightly slowing down this horrible process. The Alzheimer’s Association approximates that there are 5.4 million people in the U.S. alone with Alzheimer’s, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that over 400,000 people have MS in the U.S. let alone the 2 million other people around the world with the disease 4
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, by 2050, 115.4 million people are thought to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and as of today, there is still no cure for this debilitating disease 4. The cause of neurodegeneration still has not been linked to specific genes or mutations, yet they are assumed to be caused by many factors in all. Genetics, protein misfolding, membrane damage, mitochondrial dysfunction, and the environment are all taken into account when treating and diagnosis a neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis.…

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