Motor Neurone Disease
What is it?
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to a group of disorders affecting the motor neurone nerve cells system in the brain. MND causes a breakdown of this nerve system resulting in weakness and wasting of the muscles. It is quite a rare degenerative condition, affecting most often adults aged 50-70, and is more common in men.
What causes it?
- The cause of MND is still not fully known
- Most often the first sign is muscle weakness in the arms and legs
- Muscle twitching
- On occasions the muscles in the face and throat may become weak causing problems with speech, chewing food and swallowing
- No known cure exists currently – the disease usually progresses at a steady rate but this can vary person to person
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