More than 600 disorders afflict the nervous system. Neurodegenerative diseases are defined as hereditary and sporadic conditions which are characterized by progressive nervous system dysfunction. These disorders are often associated with atrophy of the affected central or peripheral structures of the nervous system. They include diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, Brain Cancer, Degenerative Nerve Diseases, Encephalitis, Epilepsy, Genetic Brain Disorders, Head and Brain Malformations, Hydrocephalus, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), Huntington's Disease, Prion Diseases, and others.
SECOND OPINION EXPERTS IN NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
Senior Physician, Departament of Neurology and Stroke Unit
Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
Neurological Disorders and Stroke Medicine
FACTS ABOUT NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
1 in 1,000
Multiple sclerosis affects approximately 1 out of 1,000 people.
1 in 100
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting 1 in 100 people aged 65 or older.
Of all strokes are ischemic strokes, when blood flow to the brain is blocked.
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