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Good afternoon class,
I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. Two more weeks till we are done with the course and also till the holidays. For this week’s post about the nervous I’m kind of excited because the nervous system has to me one of the most fascinating systems of the body, it is so complex and unique in every aspect. The nervous is one of the most important part of our body, it litrallly controls every other part of the body. With the diseases and disorders the site provided I Thought ASL (which is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) was a good example of a nervous system. ASL is a motor neurons disease that is progressive, eventually fatal, degeneration of motor neuron in the brain and spinal cord. The primary symptoms of the disease are related to movement, progressive muscle weakness and eventually paralysis throughout the body. When the onset symptoms appear, the disease progresses in a raid manner, which eventually leads to death. There is no cure for this disease and even with the treatment it just helps try to slow the progression or relieve symptoms. Hydrocephalus also caught my eye; I’ve never heard of it before till reading about it now. Hydrocephalus is an abnormality of the normal dynamics of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The CSF is the water like fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Hydrocephalus can lead to brain damage and other significant symptoms. Lucky there is treatment for this disease which is surgical procedures such the Hydro shunt procedure and the Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy. With learning about both of these diseases it really shows how important the nervous system is to the human body and how it controls just about every aspect of every other system in the human body, we litrallly cannot without it.
The nervous system is very fascinating because of how intricate the system is. The nervous system is the part of the body that is considered the control center and the communication network according to the text. It is a network of nerve cells that that control all functions of the body like activity and coordination. It is the body’s most organized system but yet the most complex and controls both psychologic and physiologic functions. It is divided up into two divisions called the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is what I find the most interesting because I have always found the brain and spinal cord interesting to learn about. The central nervous system is what controls voluntary movement like walking and involuntary movements such as blinking. It is also the core of our thoughts and emotions. Any type of condition or disease of the nervous system can have a major affect on the entire body! While searching the website nervous system diseases I found it to be very helpful and informational. I liked that I could click on a topic and then from there it would provide different links on disease and information on the topic. I looked under spinal disease and found that it is a large area of study because of the large amount of diseases that can affect the spinal system. Under spinal diseases it had all the spinal disorders you could read about. I read about spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal which means area for the fluid and tissue around it is reduced. It can happen with ageing and wear and tear of the tissue and bone over time. The symptoms vary from patient to patient. It is also a part of degenerative spine disease.
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