Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.
Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.
This section about MND will help you to access information if you are:
- Looking for facts about the disease
- Concerned you may have MND
- Trying to find out about the different types of MND
- Seeking information about the symptoms
- Looking for clarification about tests
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