Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Spinal Muscular Atrpohy Awareness Month

Before this month ends, I wanted to let you all know that it is Spinal Muscular Atrophy month. It is said that 4 out of every 100,000 people have this disease, hence it is a rare one. It caused by a genetic defect. This disease in incurable and in most cases the result is death as it causes severe respiratory infections. There are different stages of this disease.  Some symptoms of the disease in infants and children include:

  • feeding difficulties
  • poor movement
  • low muscle tone
  • breathing difficulties
  • lack of oxygen
  • respiratory infections
 For a little bit more insight about this disease, please look on this site.

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