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Most Common Neurodegenerative Diseases

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The onset of the neurodegenerative disease affects your ability to control aspects of your body like movement and balance. Eventually, you can also lose control over involuntary functions like breathing and heart rhythms. Many neurodegenerative disorders get passed through genetics, while others develop because of long-term drug or alcohol abuse. Springfield Wellness Center provides NAD treatment in Louisiana for various neurodegenerative diseases. For more information about our treatment programs, contact our team today at 844.334.4727.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the primary cause of dementia among the aging population. The disease starts slowly as it works through your brain. The first signs can appear as simple absentmindedness. A person may temporarily forget about a conversation they had a few minutes ago or blank on the name of a close relative.

AD symptoms become more severe as the disorder progresses. People can start forgetting the names of people who live in the home with them. They may set out on a walk around the neighborhood and forget how to get home. It can get to the point where an individual can’t perform basic functions like brushing their teeth or putting on their shoes.

People over 60 tend to be more at risk of developing AD and other neurodegenerative diseases. There’s no known treatment for the disorder. Some individuals respond to drugs that can stop the progression of symptoms for a while. NAD treatment can be one method of slowing this disease.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) develops when nerve cells in the brain stop producing high enough dopamine levels. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter responsible for transporting messages between different nerve cells. People end up with neurogenerative diseases like PD because of genetic or various environmental factors.

Signs of PD start gradually and usually show up on one side of the body before progressing to the other. Common symptoms of PD include:

  • Trembling in the hands, legs, face, arms, and jaw
  • Slow movement
  • Stiffening in the trunk, legs, and arms
  • Inability to control balance and coordination

Individuals with PD start having trouble talking, walking, or performing other necessary tasks.

There is currently no specific test for diagnosing PD, making it more difficult to detect and treat. Doctors often rely on the entirety of an individual’s medical history and a neurological exam to make a formal diagnosis of PD.

People with PD start showing symptoms around the age of 60, though it’s possible for the disorder to develop earlier in life. Men tend to be at a higher risk of developing PD than women. While some treatments may be able to manage the symptoms, there is no known cure.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) ties the disorder’s onset to the fallout of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussions. Many sports figures, including NFL football players, had signs of brain disease present when their bodies underwent examination after they died.

People with a TBI may demonstrate changes in brain function that lead to:

  • Problems with memory
  • Trouble with reasoning
  • Issues with sight and balance
  • Problems communicating
  • Trouble controlling their emotions

Individuals showing signs of possible CTE may benefit from BR + NAD treatment at Springfield Wellness Center. Clients who may have the disorder may find their symptoms improving after receiving the therapy. NAD treatment can improve brain function by replenishing the body’s stores of NAD.

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is an inherited disorder where a person’s brain cells start wasting away. Symptoms of HD typically do not show up until a person reaches middle age. Symptoms of HD can include:

  • Uncontrolled movements
  • Unexplained clumsiness
  • Problems with balance
  • Impaired speech patterns

Research continues into therapies that might benefit individuals with HD, including NAD treatment.

Try NAD Therapy at Springfield Wellness Center

Springfield Wellness Center provides treatment to individuals dealing with symptoms of a neurogenerative disease. Find out more about the benefits of NAD treatment in Louisiana by calling 844.334.4727, or contact us online.