FAQ - Alcohol-Induced Disorders, Nervous System
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What are some ailments and disorders that involve the human body's nervous system?

I would like to know what disorders/ailments affect the nervous system for a biology project, and I figured this was the best place to go.

I have autoimmune pernicious anaemia (unable to absorb vitamin B12 in the digestive system) which affects the nervous system as B12 is essential to maintain the myelin sheath around the nerves. If undiagnosed, it can lead to permanent paralysis, be misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease (and cause permanent Alzhemier's disease if not diagnosed in time) and MS and is fatal without treatment. Misdiagnosis is common as lab levels are far too low. I have nerve damage in my finger still from being misdiagnosed. I had to diagnose myself.

Pernicious Anaemia:

http://www.drdach.com/B12_Jeffrey_Dach_drdach.html  (+ info)

special sense and nervous system disorders?

I need to find disorders of the special sense organs and nervous system, i can't find any. I need symptoms, causes and treatment.

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What are common disorders of the Nervous System?

I'm just wondering. (: Easy ten points. i just need maybe at least 2 different disorders, if possible. Thanks in advance.

The most common would be multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or parkinson's disease, but there are several dozen others, such as neuralgia, or myasthenia gravis.  (+ info)

Anyone know any famous people who have suffered nervous system disorders and no longer are alive?

Just curious. Not that this is my homework or anything like that. Simple random question here. Thanks.

lou Gehrigs. A very devastating disease named after him of course:(  (+ info)

Do neurological disorders usually affect the central nervous system or the peripheral nervous system?

Please explain, thank you!

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What are some diseases/ disorders that affect the nervous system?

spina bifida
cerebral palsy
meningitiesthe list goes on and on  (+ info)

what disorders or ailments affect the nervous system.?

How can these disorders or ailments of the nervous system be prevented

Hi :) Here's some stuff i found on the web.....

Nervous systems disorders require constant care under a medical physician. Because of the variety of disorders that affect the nervous system, and varying severity, some persons with a disorder of the nervous system can go without a checkup for months. As the disorder progresses, sufferers may begin to experience more noticeable signs or symptoms. Furthermore, disorders can affect the brain quickly and decrease one's memory, reading comprehension, and good judgment.
For this matter, it is essential for individuals diagnosed with a disorder to regularly seek medical care.

Nervous system disorders consist of incurable and curable illnesses. People diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy will never be cured of the ailment. Nevertheless, there are advanced medicines available that allow the person to lead a normal, active life. Early signs of Alzheimer's may include memory loss. If a sufferer is diagnosed early, a physician can recommend certain treatments intended to slow the disease's progression. Similarly, Parkinson patients can obtain prescription for medications proven to reduce involuntary body movements. Patients with multiple sclerosis can explore are treatment options available to decrease inflammation and reduce symptoms. Possible causes of this disorder are viruses, genetics, environmental factors, and so forth. Incurable nervous system disorders also include epilepsy, which is characterized by seizures. Fortunately, with the right combination of medications, sufferers can go years without experiencing a seizure.

Curable nervous system disorders include ailments such as brain cancer, brain tumor, meningitis, and headaches. Disorders affecting the brain can consist of cancerous and non-cancerous brain tumors. This disorder can be treated with medications and surgery. Medical procedures may attempt to shrink the tumor with radiation therapy. If this method is ineffective, physicians may recommend surgery to remove the tumor. The cause of meningitis can be viral or bacterial. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but life-threatening. The infection is spread by coughing, sneezing, kissing, etc. The infection can travel through the bloodstream and reach the brain. While antibiotics can successfully treat meningitis, early diagnosis is critical.

Also check out these interesting sites!

www.bio-medicine.org  (+ info)

can you help me with understanding nervous system disorders?

please list four nervous system disorders and one reson for each of how they are caused

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How does alcohol affects the reaction time of the nervous system?

I know it slows it down but why?

Because alcohol is a central nervous system depressant.

The blood stream carries alcohol directly to our brain where it acts to slow down or depress brain activity. The remaining 80% is processed only slightly and absorbed into the blood stream more slowly through the gastro-intestinal tract. Alcohol gets into the blood stream so quickly that moments after it is consumed, it can be found in all of our tissues, organs and secretions of our body.
Higher blood alcohol levels depress brain activity to a point where memory as well as muscular coordination and balance are temporarily impaired. If steady heavy drinking continues with no limit, the alcohol will penetrate the deepest levels of the brain and may result in coma or death.  (+ info)

Alcohol slows down your central nervous system. What the heck does that mean?

Does it mean it makes you nervous, or more nervous. Or does that have nothing to do with it. What does it mean to slow down your central nervous system??

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, that is, a drug that slows down the nervous system. As you drink, alcohol enters your bloodstream and affects your brain, where it alters your response time, your motor responses, reflexes, and balance, your muscle control, your judgment and ability to delay or inhibit your words and actions, and your emotions. Although alcohol use in moderation is considered socially acceptable in many parts of our culture today, excessive use and/or abuse of alcohol is associated with significant problems, for the individual and for society.

Here's another way of saying this in a simplified way:

Alcohol affects the nervous system. It slows down the transmission of messages leading to a variety of behavioral changes.
Alcohol slows down the time for the body to react. Thus, drivers who drink are more likely to cause accidents. Legally, there is zero tolerance for teenagers to have any blood alcohol level for driving.  (+ info)

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