Dangerous hereditary diseases
Chorea Huntington. Usually this disease begins to manifest itself between the ages of 20 and 50 and progresses slowly. The disease is characterized by mental disorders and the development of dementia. With the progression of the disease, the patient appears hallucinations, unreasonable attacks of aggression, hysteria, and the complete disintegration of the personality.
Batten’s disease. Batten’s disease (NCL) occurs in childhood or adolescence. With this disease, fatty substances accumulate in the cells of the nervous system. The main symptoms of the disease are blurred vision, headaches, epileptic seizures, mental retardation and fits of rabies. The time of manifestation of certain symptoms, the speed and severity of the progression of the disease depends on what type of disease Batten is. In any case, this disease leads to death.
Epilepsy. This is one of the most common to date, neurological diseases. One person in a hundred on the Earth regularly has epileptic seizures. The first epileptic seizures, which are congenital, appear at the age of 5-18 years. In most cases, patients with epilepsy do not have mental and intellectual disorders, but regularly suffer from seizures that occur with complete loss of consciousness and control over their actions. The danger of the disease is that the attacks can occur anywhere and at any time, which can cause death.
Becker muscular dystrophy. This disease manifests itself at the age of 10-15 years and is characterized by the disruption of work of arbitrary muscles. At first, the patient quickly gets tired only with intense physical exertion, then weakness in the muscles of the legs increases, there are cramps and muscle spasms. The ability to move independently lasts up to 30-40 years, in the last stages of the disease, respiratory and swallowing functions are damaged, leading to death.
Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia usually begins in men at the age of 20-28 years, in women the peak of the incidence is at the age of 26-32 years. This disease is quite common today and is known as a severe mental disorder. The symptoms of schizophrenia are paranoid and fantastic nonsense, auditory hallucinations, impaired speech and thinking, inappropriate behavior. Schizophrenic patients have a high risk of developing depression and suicidal tendencies.
Unfortunately, these statistics are such that today every 100th inhabitant of our planet suffers from dangerous mental disorders and it is far from always that genes are to blame. Often the reasons for the development of mental illness are prolonged stress, chronic fatigue, alcohol abuse, use of narcotic substances and the inability to calmly perceive reality.