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What will happen if the nerves will be damaged?
Without properly functioning nerves, you are likely to experience uncomfortable or even painful sensations. These occur because the nerves are not able to carry the correct signals from the brain to the spinal cord. The signs of nerve damage include the following: Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet.
How do damaged nerves affect muscles?
Damage to the nerves can make it harder to control muscles. It can also cause weakness. You may notice problems moving a part of your body. You may fall because your legs buckle.
What injuries affect the nervous system?
Accidents, falls, and sports injuries may all cause direct damage to the spinal nerves, while other conditions like spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, and spinal disc pain can also cause these problems. Symptoms of damage to nerves of the spinal cord include: Loss of movement. Loss of sensation.
What are two common problems with the nervous system?
Brain and nervous system problems are common. These neurological disorders include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and stroke, and can affect memory and ability to perform daily activities.
What happens if the autonomic nervous system is damaged?
It can affect blood pressure, temperature control, digestion, bladder function and even sexual function. The nerve damage interferes with the messages sent between the brain and other organs and areas of the autonomic nervous system, such as the heart, blood vessels and sweat glands.
What illnesses can affect the nervous system?
Nervous system diseases
- Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects brain function, memory and behaviour.
- Bell’s palsy.
- Cerebral palsy.
- Motor neurone disease (MND)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease.
How are nerve cells broken down in the brain?
Nerve cells may begin to pass messages more slowly than in the past. Waste products can collect in the brain tissue as nerve cells break down. This can cause abnormal changes in the brain called plaques and tangles to form. A fatty brown pigment (lipofuscin) can also build up in nerve tissue.
What happens to your nervous system as you age?
AGING CHANGES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. As you age, your brain and nervous system go through natural changes. Your brain and spinal cord lose nerve cells and weight (atrophy). Nerve cells may begin to pass messages more slowly than in the past.
What happens to the body when there is stress?
If the stress is prolonged, or perceived to be prolonged, by your nervous system, various hormones and glands become overworked and you pay the price: chemical waste is produced. This waste causes degeneration of nerve cells, free radical damage throughout the body, and even further hormone imbalance.
What are the symptoms of a nervous system problem?
You may experience the sudden onset of one or more symptoms, such as: Numbness, tingling, weakness, or inability to move a part or all of one side of the body ( paralysis ). Dimness, blurring, double vision, or loss of vision in one or both eyes. Loss of speech, trouble talking, or trouble understanding speech.