Motor neuron diseases are disorders that can affect our motor neurons, which control the muscles required for movement such as walking, movement, eating, swallowing and speaking. Here is some information about motor neuron diseases.
Generally speaking, motor neuron diseases affect either upper motor neurons or lower motor neurons or both. There are five categories of this disease. They are: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, progressive bulbar palsy, progressive muscular atrophy, primary lateral sclerosis, pseudo bulbar palsy. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is the most widely pronounced motor neuron diseases. And it accounts for nearly 60% to 70% of all cases. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis affects both upper motor neurons and lower motor neurons.
No effect on intellect
Motor neuron diseases have little or even no effect on the intellect. Prof. Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis when he was 21. Nevertheless, he is now a worldwide known theoretical physicist and cosmologist and has pursued a successful research and teaching career.
It generally appears that more and more people develop motor neuron diseases in recent years, it is very essential to provide safe and effective treatment for people with the disease. If you have any questions about motor neuron diseases, you are all welcome to visit us.
Treatment for motor neuron diseases
Treatment for motor neuron diseases mainly aims to reduce symptoms of the disease and help patients live a comfortable life. Treatments mainly include:
· Replacement therapy: Transplant stem cells in body of people with motor neuron diseases, making them entering into neurons and cells. The cells combine with the original nerve cells and form a new neural network, making it work properly.
· Neural stem cells as genophore: Carry the purpose gene and transplant as positioned to make cell renewal and treat gene.
· Activating growth factors: Induce neural stem cells to repair themselves.
People with motor neuron disease should receive proper and timely treatment as soon as possible to avoid worse outcomes. If you need any help, you are all welcome to contact us.