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Health Fact Sheet
Motor Neurone Disease or
Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis

 


MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE IS PROVING TO BE ONE OF
THE MOST DIFFICULT NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES TO
CONQUER.

IT AFFECTS APPROXIMATELY ONE IN EVERY 50.000 OF THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. THE FACT THAT IT IS GENERALLY FOUND IN PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 55 MAY EXPLAIN THE REASON WHY A MUCH HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF THE CONDITION IS FOUND IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND  WHERE PEOPLE ARE TENDING TO SETTLE FOR THEIR RETIREMENT.

The Complete Fact Sheet
 
WHAT IS MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE (MND) OR AS IT IS SOMETIMES KNOWN, AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)?
WHAT HAPPENS TO SOMEONE WITH MND?
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN MND?
WHO GETS MND?
HOW IS MND DIAGNOSED?
WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT MND?
  Preserving Communication
  Getting Enough to Eat and Drink
  Maintaining Respiratory Function
  Emotional and Intellectual Life
WHAT CAUSES MND?
  Excess Glutamate
  MND Causing Genes
A SEARCH FOR TREATMENTS AND A CURE
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These pages have been kindly contributed by my good friend Rob
who is suffering from this cruel disease.


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