The term “neurodegenerative diseases” is a generic term that includes a series of diseases of the nervous system in which primary degeneration in specific anatomical regions is observed. More specifically, disorders in the structure and function of neurons in distinct regions of the nervous system are identified that affect specific cell populations.
Neurodegenerative diseases are closely related to age and are largely incurable conditions that weaken the patient, cause disability, lead to progressive degeneration and / or death of nerve cells. This development causes problems in movement (ataxia) or in mental function (dementia).
Diagnosis of Real Causes & Treatments of Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Gradual restoration of cellular function
- Personalized therapeutic protocols, without chemical residues and excipients
- Treating the real causes
- Therapeutic formulas that work alone or in combination with any other medication
- Adopting a Molecular / Therapeutic Nutrition Plan
What are neurons?
Neurons are structural units of the nervous system that includes the brain and the spinal cord. As a rule, neurons do not reproduce and are not renewed, so if they are harmed or die they cannot be replaced by the human body.
The proportion of the world population affected by neurodegenerative diseases is steadily rising, partly due to the increase in life expectancy and population growth. These diseases affect mainly elderly people. Among these, dementia of various types presents the highest rates of morbidity, followed by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders affecting up to 7 million people in Europe. It is noteworthy that this number is expected to double every 20 years as the population ages. At present, the cost for the care of people with dementia across Europe is about € 130 billion a year, highlighting age-related neurodegenerative diseases as one of the top medical and social challenges our society faces.
Factors contributing to the emergence of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic and environmental factors play an important role in the emergence of neurodegenerative diseases.
Epidemiological studies have confirmed that environmental toxins are one of the most important factors contributing to the development of neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. .excessive exposure to pesticides, heavy metals, etc.)
Several scientific groups have also identified genetic mutations correlating with specific neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., a mutation of the hGDH2 protein has accelerated the onset of Parkinson’s disease and a mutation of the SLC25 gene causes ataxia)