Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases (see 6.08 Neurodegeneration) include: AD; Parkinson's disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); demyelinating diseases, e.g., multiple sclerosis: neuropathies, e.g., diabetic, HIV, and chemotoxin-induced; Down's syndrome (DS); prion diseases, e.g., Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; tauopathies, e.g., Pick's disease, frontal temporal dementia with Parkinsonism (FTDP); trinucleotide repeat or polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases, e.g., Huntington's disease (HD); spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA); dentatorubral-pallidolysian atrophy (DRPLA); Friedreich's ataxia; multiple systems atrophy (MSA); stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Current treatment strategies for all neurodegenerative disorders, where available, are palliative.

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Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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