Kennedy's Disease

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Last Updated: 07 May 2022

Kennedy's disease is unusual acquired neuromuscular disorder that causes progressive weakening and losing of the muscles, especially the legs and arms. Kennedy's disease is also recognized as X-linked spinal bulbar muscle degeneration. The many symptoms of Kennedy's disease usually first show up when the individual is aged in between 30 and 50 years and can include: ingesting problems; speech troubles; hand shakes; shaky muscles when holding specific positions; muscle mass weak point; muscle wastage; muscle twitches; muscle mass pains and spasms; enlarged calf bone muscular tissues as a result of consistent cramping; localized areas of feeling numb; lacking reflexes, such as the foot continuing to be still when the ligament underneath the kneecap is touched; bigger breast tissue; erectile dysfunction; low sperm matter; contracted testicles; lowered libido. The command to move travels from the upper motor neurons on the brain's surface area, down with the spinal cord and into the lower motor neurons. The electrical command to move the muscle mass is converted at the pre-synaptic terminal into a chemical called acetylcholine, which prompts special receptors in the muscle mass tissue to contract.

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