Essay On Tay Sachs Disease

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Tay-Sachs Disease What if I told you that there was a disease that could cause your muscles to weaken.
That it could also cause your brothers or sisters to die at an early age. Tay-Sachs Disease is a genetic disorder that usually happens in infants and the symptoms don’t show until the 5-6 months. This disease kills thousands if not hundreds of thousands. Tay-Sachs Disease symptoms are diagnosed according to what causes Tay-Sachs. Tay-Sachs is not inherited. Doctors, after diagnosis, will prescribe treatment. Tay-Sachs is generally found in infants also(Genome.gov)

Origin of Discovery The origin of discovery of Tay-Sachs disease is very common to today's discovery. It was discovered in a hospital by Warren Tay (1843-1927) he was a british ophthalmologist who in 1881 described a patient with a cherry-red spot on the eye. The first name of the disease was the first man who discovered it then another man discovered it in New York, his name was Bernard Sachs, he was a neurologist whose work several years and later provided the first description of the cellular changes on Tay-Sachs disease. The disease was named after the two men who discovered this
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Some of the effects are, muscle tightening, swallowing problems also using relieving symptoms to try to make the patient as comfortable as possible. They doctors try to prevent problems with the lungs and airways, they use medication to help relieve muscle stiffness. Most of these symptoms don’t show up right away they take time to develop and see. When the baby is first born, It looks normal until three or six months until the baby looks weak and more pale. Also the baby can’t move as much anymore and it needs help to move. It’s because the muscle stiffness and that affects the baby to move around by itself. Most kids with this disease don’t live very long they die from the pain and suffer more because they're only little infants take a lot of pain for one small

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