Neurodegeneration is a progressive condition that affects the neurons of the human brain. The neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system and when they get affected, they can cause conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or the Huntington’s disease. Because neurons don’t reproduce or replace themselves when damaged, any damage to them is permanent. The disease is progressively degenerative and causes problems with movement and mental functioning.
HOW IS NEURODEGENERATION DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will do a thorough physical check and ask for details of medical and family history. The various tests included are:
• CT scan
• Blood tests
HOW IS NEURODEGENERATION TREATED?
There is no treatment for Neurodegeneration, only symptomatic relief can be provided
DID YOU KNOW?
Counseling of families affected by Neurodegeneration help them deal with it in a positive manner.