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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 tap and hold to change this title text! tap and hold to change this title text! Motor Neuron Disease The cause of Motor Neuron Disease is still unknown. There are many theories, including exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals, infection by viral agents, immune mediated damage, premature ageing of motor neurones. The most common symptoms include hearing difficulty, muscle stiffness, movement problems, communication difficulty, and pain. Treatment for these symptoms is essential. Motor Neuron Disease keeps your mind intact, but your body deteriorates. People with the disease need assistance with sitting, eating, walking, holding things and fine motor skills. The daily lifestyle of a person with MND is very different, they need assistance with nearly any job that requires muscle movement (this is in the later stages, the beginning of the disease isn't very bad, muscles work all around the body except in one little spot which might be the hands, feet etc). There is one medication approved for treatment of MND in Australia riluzole (sold as Rilutek or APO-Riluzole). Riluzole probably increases the duration of survival by two to three months. Research indicates that people who start taking this medication early in their disease are more likely to remain in the minor stages of the disease for longer than those not taking riluzole. Motor Neuron Disease is rare for people under the age of 40. It usually develops between the age of 50 and 70 years old, and it's twice as common in men than in women. There are ways that you can learn more about the disease and also help out people with Motor Neuron disease by giving a donation on
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