Autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia

Degenerative nerve diseases affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function. Many of these diseases are genetic. Sometimes the cause is a medical condition such as alcoholism, a tumor, or a stroke. Other causes may include toxins, chemicals, and viruses. Sometimes the cause is not known.Degenerative nerve diseases includeAlzheimer's diseaseAmyotrophic lateral sclerosisFriedreich's ataxiaHuntington's diseaseLewy body diseaseParkinson's diseaseSpinal muscular atrophyDegenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on the type. Most of them have no cure. Treatments may help improve symptoms, relieve pain, and increase mobility.

Disease Alternative Name

degenerative nerve diseases
neurodegenerative diseases
prion diseases

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