List of rare brain diseases
The most common form of human brain disease and is compared to as the “Mad Cow’s disease” is the Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease. This disease can also affect farm animals like sheep, goat, elk and deer. In Africa, it is called “kuru“, named after the discovery of a cannibal tribe who eat the flesh of their dead relatives. Most of these tribes are infected with “kuru” after eating infected human corpse.
The Huntington’s chorea, a hereditary brain disease wherein the affected parent has 50% of passing the gene to their children. The symptoms of Huntington chorea begin at ages 30 to 50 years old but in some cases, people who are affected shows signs at a very young age. People with Huntington’s disease have lost their ability to perform basic autonomic brain functions like breathing and swallowing. There are no specific time when it will start to attack the patient, and no cure for this disease yet; the lack of ability to swallow often times results in choking. Five of Robert Bishop’s children (pictured above) are suffering Huntington’s chorea disease (HD), which they inherited from their mother, Amy.
The common chronic brain disorder accompanied by seizures and symptoms of abnormal hypersynchronous neuro activity in the brain is called epilepsy. Children are commonly affected by epilepsy until they get older, but it can affect anyone anytime and at no specific age. Epilepsy can be controlled, but there are no cure. But there are epilepsy syndromes which is confined to some stages of childhood and are not lifelong syndrome. Epilepsy are sometimes misunderstood as single brain disorder, but it is a syndrome with different phases. The symptoms is contributed to abnormal brain electrical activity. Here are some known celebrities with epilepsy syndrome:
Danny Glover was born in 1946, an American actor and film director who had epilepsy at the age of 15 to 35 years old.
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