There are two main ways of developing MND:
Sporadic or Genetic.
The latter simply means it is passed down through generations due to mutations in DNA, the former is a little more complicated and uncertain:
Most people who develop MND have ‘sporadic’ MND – this means there is no family history, and it is extremely unlikely to develop in other family members.
Possible factors are:
-Exposure to chemicals,
-Fractures and injuries,
-Engaging in some sports or high levels of exercise,
Research studies have so far failed to find clear conclusive evidence but that it is likely to be a mixture of different factors.
Once diagnosed though, many people weren’t interested as to how they got it, as there was little point in worrying about it.
There is a HUGE Question mark over the causes of it in general.
- Genetically it is thought to be passed on through a SOD-1 gene mutation (superoxide dismutase)
- TDP-43 is also suspected to have a potential influence
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