Symptoms of Motor Neuron Disease are as follows:
1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: ALS influences your upper as well as your lower motor neurons. Gradually, your control over the muscles that aid you in walking, speaking, chewing, swallowing and breathing is lost. They grow weaker and waste away as time passes. You could experience stiffness and twitches in the muscles.
2. Primary Lateral Sclerosis: PLS only impacts the upper motor neurons. Here, speech is slurred and slowed down, along with increasing Weakness and stiffness in your arms and legs, deficient coordination and balance.
3. Progressive Bulbar Palsy: PBP is a former stage of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Several patients with this disorder develop ALS at some point. Difficulty controlling your emotions, Trouble speaking straight, chewing and swallowing.
4. Pseudobulbar Palsy: Symptoms exactly similar to Progressive Bulbar Palsy
5. Progressive Muscular Atrophy: This is rarer than ALS. It’s known to start in your hands, and later the Weakness spreads to other body parts. Muscles weaken and might cramp. It can modify into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
This results in weak arms, limbs and the trunk. There are three types based on symptoms:
1. Type-1: Children cannot involuntarily sit or hold their heads high. Weak muscle tone, slow reflexes, trouble in swallowing and breathing.
2. Type-2: While these kids can sit on their own, they are unable to stand and walk. They have trouble breathing.
3. Type-2: Kids with this may have a curved spine and shorter muscles or tendons around their joints.
Kennedy’s Disease: Shaky hands, muscle cramps and twitching, Weakness in the face, arms and legs, enlarged breasts and a low sperm count is prevalent here.
Weakness in your ankle or leg – you might trip, or find it harder to climb stairs,Slurred speech, which may develop into Difficulty swallowing some foods,A weak grip – you might drop things, or find it hard to open jars or do up buttons,Muscle cramps and twitches,Weight loss – your arms or leg muscles may have become thinner over time,Difficulty stopping yourself from crying or laughing in inappropriate situations
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,Primary Lateral Sclerosis,Progressive Bulbar Palsy