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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 7 FACTS ABOUT CMT Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease 2.8 million people CMT is caused by genetic mutations Lack of sunlight disruptsour circadian rhythm Light therapy is often used to treat S.A.D Our natural body clock is responsible for many functions of the human body,such as:- Digestion and appetite- Sleep quality and duration- General mood Symptoms are most likely to appear in thosebetween the ages of 18-30 Symptoms include:- Tiredness and lack of energy- Problems sleeping- Tearfulness, feelings of sadness, guilt, sometimes despair- Anxiety- Panic attacks- Feeling antisocial; irritability- Mood swings- Problems concentrating- Loss of libido- Overeating; craving sweet foods As the days become shorter and the hours of daylightdecrease, some people experience a sudden change to their mood, energy levels and sleep pattern. Symptoms return at the same time every year andlast until the days start to get longer and daylight hours increase. Mild forms of S.A.D are called 'winter blues'. Using a light box can ease symptoms within 7-10 days of starting treatment.A lack of light can cause an increase in melatonin (sleep-inducing hormone) and a reduction in serotonin, which can cause depression. Light therapy works by reversing this process. CMT is a progressive, hereditarydisease that affects the peripheral nerves are thought to be effected by CMT worldwide. DEC If you think you may be suffering from S.A.D, consult your GP.They can help you decide on the best course of treatment. S.A.D is a form of depression CMT can affect people of any age Although most common during winter months,S.A.D can also be experienced during the summer
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