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Brain & Nervous System
The Brain and Nervous System
Your Brain and Nervous System Guide
Our brains manage everything in our bodies from our involuntary functions like heat beats and stress levels to our voluntary functions like the way we move and talk. The neurons of the brain relay information through electrochemical processes between our bodies and mind, so we can live in our world and interact with the environment. Since our brains and nervous systems control just about everything, when something goes wrong it can be very serious. TSC wants you to have access to the information in our resource guides so you will be a survivor through your journey.
Every person is unique, but when you face a challenge like being diagnosed with an aneurysm, you are never alone. Countless others have faced exactly the same health crisis and have survived and thrived. The following guide is designed to help you navigate your journey with the best information and resources that helped other survivors when they faced the same challenge. TSC has scoured the Internet and assembled links to the very best aneurysm resources: articles, blogs, forums, and tools that can help you make better decisions and take action to overcome the range of physical, emotional, and other challenges you're facing now. As you'll see, we always welcome your ideas and suggestions to make this aneurysm guide even more helpful to survivors like you. Start your Journey to Recovery
Strokes are the 'heart attack' of the brain. A stroke occurs when the brain doesn't get enough oxygen to function normally. This can happen for a number of reasons most commonly loss of blood flow from a blood clot or high cholesterol. Strokes are highly preventable with the proper lifestyle and diet changes. If you or someone you love has recently had a stroke, this Survivors Club guide can help you on your road of recovery. Start Your Journey to Recovery
Parkinson's disease a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that results in the disruption of motor skills and speech, and causes uncontrolled shaking. Because Parkinson's disease affects everyone differently, it is important to understand as much as possible in order to plan the best possible course of action. Although no cure has been created for Parkinson's disease yet, many treatment options are available for people with all different types of the disease. Start Your Journey to Recovery
Cerebral palsy does its damage directly to the areas of the brain responsible for muscle movement and control. Cerebral palsy is a disease that is diagnosed in infancy or early childhood. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy you are likely experiencing a range of overwhelming emotions. Although no cure exists for cerebral palsy, several types of treatment include physical therapy, surgery, medication, and some new and holistic treatments. There is no known cure for cerebral palsy, but because the condition is not progressive it's unlikely your or your child's symptoms will get worse over time. Journey to Recovery
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and progressive disorder of the nervous system in which the myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers breaks down, leaving the raw nerves exposed. At present there is no known cure. A variety of drugs are used to treat different aspects of this difficult disease and to slow its progression. Dealing with MS can be difficult because recurrence of the disease is so common and its progressive tendency affects every survivor differently. Start Your Journey
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid around the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. It often affects children and young adults, although persons of any age can become infected. Meningitis can be a debilitating disease, but if caught early enough it can often be easily treated. Prevention in the form of vaccination is often recommended, as the disease is contracted by thousands of people each year. Depending on the severity of the meningitis, treatment in the hospital may be necessary. More mild cases of meningitis may be treatable at home. Unfortunately, with meningitis, there are no proven risk factors or causes, offering few measures to patients in the way of relapse prevention. Start Your Journey to Recovery
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