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Motor neurone disease

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Introduction
Motor neurone disease is the name for a rare condition where parts of the nervous system become damaged, causing progressive weakness.
Symptoms of motor neurone disease
The symptoms of motor neurone disease can be varied to begin with, before getting progressively more widespread.
Causes of motor neurone disease
Motor neurone disease occurs when motor neurones progressively lose their function. It is not clear why this happens.
Diagnosing motor neurone disease
You should visit your GP if you notice the symptoms of motor neurone disease.
Treating motor neurone disease
There is no cure for motor neurone disease, but treatment can help relieve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.