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  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Life Expectancy: What to Know About SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a genetic disorder that affects the central nervous system. The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides a clear and concise definition: Most of the nerve cells that control muscles are located in the spinal cord, which accounts for the word spinal ... Continue Reading
  • Parkinson's Disease Life Expectancy Parkinson’s disease is a disorder in the brain that causes shaking, stiffness, and other uncontrollable movements, as well as difficulties with balance and coordination. As the disease progresses, people may have trouble walking and talking and may even experience ... Continue Reading
  • Life Expectancy After Mini Stroke: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A mini stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a brief interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, spinal cord or retina which may cause temporary stroke-like symptoms but does not damage brain cells or cause permanent disability. Mini strokes are often an early ... Continue Reading
  • COPD Life Expectancy: The 4 Stages Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that constricts airways and causes difficulty breathing. With this condition, one may be concerned with life expectancy. What is COPD life expectancy? What is the life expectancy for COPD ... Continue Reading
  • Multiple Sclerosis Life Expectancy: What's The Latest According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” Upon getting a diagnosis, MS life expectancy can ... Continue Reading
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