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Narcolepsy By: Ryan ChatmanTeacher: Mr.Gonzalgo Period:6
Symptoms Of Narcolepsy The first symptom is periods of extreme drowsiness every 3 to 4 hours during the day. You feel a strong urge to sleep often which is followed by short naps that usually last for 15 minutes. This usually happens when after eating, during driving, or other situations.
Examples of Narcolepsy
Causes of Narcolepsy It is most likely the end result of an number of genetic abnormalities that effects specific biological factors in the brain, couples with an environmental trigger such as a virus.
Percentage of Narcoleptic Narcoleptic Narcolepsy affects 50,000 people in a whole amount of America 200,000 people and Japan in Japan it affects 600 out of 500,000Anti Narcoleptic America Japan
Treatment There is no cure for narcolepsy, but medications and lifestyle modifications can help you manage the symptoms Stimulants. Drugs that stimulate the central nervous system are the primary treatment to help people with narcolepsy stay awake during the day. (Although ( these medications are effective, they may cause side effects )
StandardsStandardsUnit 5 Genetics 2g Students know how topredict possible combinations of alleles in azygote from the genetic makeup of the parentsUnit 3: Mutations and Biotechnology4cStudents know how mutations in the DNAsequence of a gene may or may not affect theexpression of the gene, or the sequence ofamino acids in an encoded protein
Who gets this disorder? Narcolepsy with cataplexy is estimated to affects about one in every 3,000 Americans. Americans Most causes of narcolepsy occurs in individuals with no known family history of the disorder. Some factors that may develop before disease is infection, immune-system dysfunction, trauma, and hormonal changes. Narcolepsy occurs in both men and women and even dogs and cats. Its symptoms are usually found in teens or young adults.
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Potential harm Physical harm Sleep attacks may result in physical harm to people with narcolepsy. Youre at increased risk of a car accident if you have an attack while driving. Your risk of cuts and burns is greater if you fall asleep while preparing food
Test on NarcolepsyThese are some type of test that doctors have to see if you actually have the disorder Polysomnogram Multiple Sleep Latency Test