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Most Common Physical Disabilities Experienced Around The World

Updated on November 13, 2016

Physical Disabilities

Living With Limited Mobility And Severe Pain

Millions of everyday Americans wake up each and every morning feeling the abundance of severe pains. On average, a typical everyday life can be extremely difficult for many people living with any form of physical disability. Currently each day there are absolutely millions of resilient Americans who will wake up each morning only to struggle with limited mobility, constricted mobility, or even no mobility at all. Many others will commonly experience never ending pain, extreme muscle problems, and sometimes even live with many severe learning disabilities. In fact, presently today the health officials and specialist working in the medical field have uncovered an enormous list of different disability types. The many different forms of disabilities will normally range from either mild to severe. New physical disabilities are consistantly being discovered in the medical field on a regular basis and the modern day list of disabilities continues to grow at never-ending astounding levels.

Cerebral Palsy

Greatly Affects Peoples Ability To Walk

All around the modern world today the Cerebral Palsy effects two out of every thousand live human births. It is classified as a Congenital Disorder of movement that currently has no known cure and typically can last for a patients entire lifetime. The disorder normally will harshly affect a patients muscle tone, basic posture, coordination, and there abilities to simply walk. On average, the majority of patients currently living with Cerebral Palsy were simply born with the serious disorder and it normally causes many developmental issues. Most patients are effected with scissor or spastic gaits whenever attempting to walk. The vast majority often do experience repetively stiff muscles, profuse muscle spasms, exaggeration of there reflexes, many involuntary motions, and very rigid limbs. Others who have been diagnosed with much more severe cases of the disorder will drool uncontrollably, complete loss of hearing, severe learning disabilities, general difficulties with reasoning, or uncapabilities of even basic understanding. However, most diagnosed with the disorder will still have average or even above average intelligence levels. Many children with Cerebral Palsy are still absolutly capable of attending school on a normal basis. The three different forms of the disorder are known as Axataxic Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Cerebral Palsy, and the Atheoid Cerebral Palsy. On average, the three different forms of Cerebral Palsy will commonly affect each patient much differently. Some health specialist claim that an abnormal development or damage to the developing brain is the cause of Cerebral Palsy. Other health specialist believe the cause for Cerebal Palsy happens during pregnancy issues or maybe during the first month of a newborns life. The health specialist all agree that sometimes there is never a real clear or identifiable cause for a newborn to be born with Cerebral Palsy.

Spina Bifida

No Known Cure Presently Available

There currently is no known cure available for Spina Bifida and it is still a highly rare medical condition. In fact, records only show evidence of fewer than two-hundred- thousand diagnosis each year presently in the United States. Spina Bifida is also identitified by the name ''Splitbone'' and is said to develop with a baby while still in the mothers womb. Typically the babies spinal cord fails to develop normally or properly. It is a vertebrae defect with many symptoms that are commonly highly evident. Sometimes the basic symptoms can include the abnormal hair tufts on the skin just slightly above the spinal cord, a very noticeable skin cyst, or protruding spinal cord tissue. Many common physical issues come along with a diagnosis of Spina Bifida. They will normally include orthopedic abnormalities, severe physical deformities, muscle weakness, stubbornly stiff muscles, many overactive reflexes, nerve injury, or a hunched back. In some cases paralysis or paralysis of the bodies lower half has happened. Other times a shunt has to be placed into the head for those with Hydrocephalus or a tethered spinal cord may need to be sugically repaired. Typical problems that generally occur include horrible bladder control problems, obstruction of the bowels, poor kidney functions, and abnormal eye contact. Many diagnosed with Spina Bifida will have many severe learning disabilities and tend to severly struggle academically with there basic mathematical skills. Others struggle steady and consistantly with there basic reading skills. The three forms of Spina Bifida include Spina Bifida Occulta, Meningocele, and the Myelomeningocele form. The health professionals often state that many cases of Spina Bifida could be completly avoided if the mothers were to get enough folate or folic acid into there daily diets during there pregnancies. At the same time, all of the health professionals tend to agree that there is no absolute and proper option to effectively prevent future cases of Spina Bifida entirely.

A Very Serious Illness

Inflammation Of The Brain And Spinal Cord Membranes

Different Types Of Meningitis

Many individuals carry the un-knowing belief that Meningitis is simply just Meningitis and are completely unaware of the many different types of the serious infection. A Meningitis diagnosis is presently fairly rare in the United States with fewer than two-hundred-thousand cases documented each year. The Meningitis infection never discriminates and affects all age ranges of people from a newborn up to people who are over sixty years of age. There are currently many different types of Meningitis that often will include Viral Meningitis, Bacterial Meningitis, Fungal Meningitis, Acute Bacterial Meningitis, Non-Infectious Meningitis, Recurrent Meningitis, or Chronic Meningitis. Common symptoms of Meningitis generally will include a severe headache, stiffness in the neck, chills, high fevers, lethargy, red rashes, malaise, loss of appetite, nausea, extreme vomiting, irritability, sensitive to light, mental confusion, fast heart rate, fear of loud sounds, sleepiness, sluggishness, stiffness in the back, aching muscles, fast breathing, blotchy rashes, or a soft bulging spot on a babies head. Generally Meningitis is a very serious illness that greatly affects the brain, nerves, or possibly even the bodies muscles. The swiftly developing inflammation of the tissue layers that cover the brain and spinal cord membranes are typically caused by an infection. Sometimes the fluid-filled space between the subarachnoid spaces in the brain occur when diagnosed with Bacteria Meningitis or Acute Bacterial Meningitis. Many adults and older children will notice the stiffness in the neck that causes them to be completely unable of lowering the chin to the chest. In severe cases of Meningitis the inflammation commonly spreads to the blood vessels in the brain causing clots to develop, nasty pus in the brain, and sometimes strokes can suddenly occur. Many times the excessive fluid in the brain will greatly increase pressure within the human skull that causes certain parts of the brain to shift. Typically when the inflammation spreads to the Carnial Nerves it affects a patients sight, hearing, taste, the control of the facial muscles, and the glands. In return this normally will cause deafness, double vision, brain damage, and many other such problems. Usually a Meningitis diagnosis is caused by a Viral Infection, but this is not always the particular case. The most common causes for Viral Meningitis include catching the Herpes Simplex virus, mosquito-borne viruses, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus, Human Immunodeficiency virus, or several other entero-viruses. The Recurrent Meningitis type occurs more than once in a patients lifetime. Typically it is two or more episodes of Meningitis that is caused by bacteria, viruses, or many other conditions. Another type is the Chronic Meningitis that is a very slow developing infection. A patients fever is often less severe, but the symptoms may last for many years. Some patients will seem to be getting much better for a short while and then they begin to worsen all over again. The basic symptoms associated with Chronic Meningitis commonly include difficulties walking, weakness, numbness, paralysis of the face, double vision, possible hearing loss, lack of balance, possible stroke, the pins, and needles sensations.

Paralysis

One In Fifty People Will Be Affected With Paralysis In There Lifetime

Presently Paralysis is a fairly prevalent physical condition in modern day. In fact, its so common that one out of fifty people are diagnosed with some form of Paralysis during there lifetimes. Normally something goes horribly wrong with the way that messages pass between the human brain and the muscles with Paralysis patients. It is commonly a complete loss of muscle functions in a particular part of the human body. The form of Paralysis in the lower half of the human body is typically known as a Paraplegic. Normally the loss of functions in the arms and legs is identified as a Quadriplegic. Sometimes it can only affect one or even both sides of a persons body. The complete loss of simple function, loss of basic feeling, and sensory loss can normally be caused by many different ways. It most often will happen with strokes, spinal cord injuries, broken backs, nerve diseases, autoimmune diseases, or even with Bells Palsy. Normally nine out of ten stroke survivors will have some degree of Paralysis immediatly after suffering from a stroke. Typically either it is considered to be only a partial or even a complete form of Paralysis. Temporarily Paralysis commonly occurs during rapid eye movement sleep and can sometimes lead to waking Paralysis. The most severe form of Paralysis known by medical specialist is labeled as the ''Locked-In Syndrome.'' It leaves a patient completely unable to move any of there muscles except for the muscles that control the eyes. There presently are many known causes for Paralysis and most likely there is even many more causes to be discovered in the near future.

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