Tuberous sclerosis

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  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Research Paper

    Therefore, LAM can be considered a “multisystem” disorder with symptoms affecting various parts of the body (“Lymphangioleiomyomatosis - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders).”). The symptoms, and the severity of them, depends on the type of LAM , such as “Sporadic LAM” or LAM in conjunction with the disease tuberous sclerosis complex. Regardless, some symptoms are more prevalent than others, regardless of the type. Specifically, “50 percent of women who have LAM develop pneumothorax, or collapsed lung”. With this comes pain, shortness of breath, and potential impending respiratory failure (“What Is LAM...). Those suffering from LAM can also experience “chest pain, coughing, wheezing, and coughing up small amounts of blood”, also known as hemoptysis (“Lymphangioleiomyomatosis - NORD...”). Additionally, other symptoms include the accumulation of fluid near the lungs as well as the spread of tumors to other parts of the body, including the kidneys, liver, brain,…

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Research Papers

    Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Jack Osbourne. Montell Williams. What do these three celebrities – and many Americans – have in common? They are all living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which is “an adult onset neurological condition in which scattered lesions in the central nervous system [CNS] produce varying combinations of motor, sensory and cognitive impairments” (Yorkston, Baylor, & Amtmann, p. 197). The symptoms depend in part on where the plaques in the CNS are located and can include optic neuritis,…

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  • Behavioural Model Of Disease

    within healthcare discourses. This essay examines the global organization Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, and their adoption of a behavioural approach of understanding disease as an organizational framework. I argue that this places the burden of mitigating disease exclusively on the individual, resulting in the “responsibilization” of health. This ignores the structural forces that make…

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  • Marijuana Should Be Legal

    Substances in this schedule currently are banned in the United States and or not accepted for medical uses. They are deemed to have a lack of safety and a great potential for abuse. Some of these controlled substances in schedule I include heroin, LSD, marijuana, peyote, methaqualone, etc. Personally, I do not agree with the level of control presently assigned. One of the reasons I do not agree is because marijuana clearly have medical usage as mentioned earlier. Some of those medical uses…

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  • Autoimmune Disease: Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). MS impacts the brain and spinal cord because the myelin sheath, which protects nerve fibers, is attacked by the immune system. Nerve fibers over time deteriorate or they become severely damages to the point where it is not reversible. The cause of this disease is not yet known but is classified as an autoimmune disease. It is said that a mix between genetics and environmental factors could be…

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  • Analysis Of Nancy Mairs 'On Being A Cripple'

    A medical diagnosis can change our minds in a positive or negative way, we can suggest to keep an open mind, when Cancer and Multiple sclerosis change our perspective on how we see illness. The Cancer Journal by Audre Lorde reflects on how a woman who loses her breast still believes that she is a warrior. Likewise, a famous feminist, Nancy Mairs, author of “On Being a Cripple” is a woman who calls herself “a cripple” by making fun of herself instead of having others do it for her. The way people…

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  • Myelin Case Study

    The treatment works by decreasing levels of the bad immune chemicals and making white cell membranes more pliable. Steroids can also help by reducing the swelling around the MS lesions, which causes better nerve transmission through the damaged area. (Steroids, MS Drugs). Kathy was experiencing common issues associated with multiple sclerosis, symptoms such as numbness and weakness or loss of muscle movement. These problems are due to the loss of myelin sheath around axons in the CNS, the…

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  • Medical Marijuana Benefits

    Medical Marijuana Can a joint a day keep the doctor away? Marijuana, is a plant cultivated for its flowering tops and leaves. Also called hemp, marijuana is a source of rope, fibers, birdseed, medical products and others. In fact, the Philippines once provided the United States with rope from this plant before the Japanese cut the supply line. In the year of 1937, however, marijuana was banned as the people misused it. Medically prescribed marijuana has a beneficial effect on patients who…

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  • Lou Gehrigs Disease Research Paper

    The question is what is Lou Gehrigs Disease? The answer is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS and the most common name Lou Gehrigs disease. ALS was founded in 1869 by a French neurologist Sean Martin Charcot. Amyotrophic means there is no muscle nourishment. Lateral meaning the area in the spinal cord where the nerve cells that instruct and manage are. Sclerosis is a condition in which a tissue has become hard. This is a neurodegenerative disease that is progressive and…

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Essay

    There are about 300,000 persons with Multiple Sclerosis in North America. I first heard about MS my first year of college. I read a book named living with MS. It described In great detail how her life was affected by MS and her determination to not let MS define her, So what is MS? MS, is also known as multiple sclerosis. It is the degeneration of the myelin sheet; it’s a disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the passage way of information inside the brain, and between…

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