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Tay-Sachs disease: Treatment

Treatment There is no treatment for Tay-Sachs disease itself, only ways to make the patient more comfortable. Support Groups The stress of illness may be eased by joining support groups whose members share common experiences and problems. See Tay-Sachs – … Read more

Tay-Sachs disease: Overview, Causes

Definition Tay-Sachs disease is a deadly disease of the nervous system passed down through families. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Tay-Sachs disease occurs when the body lacks hexosaminidase A, a protein that helps break down a chemical found in nerve … Read more

Tay-Sachs disease: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Deafness Decreased eye contact, blindness Decreased muscle tone (loss of muscle strength) Delayed mental and social skills Dementia Increased startle reaction Irritability Listlessness Loss of motor skills Paralysis or loss of muscle function Seizures Slow growth Diagnosis … Read more

Tay-Sachs disease: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Deafness Decreased eye contact, blindness Decreased muscle tone (loss of muscle strength) Delayed mental and social skills Dementia Increased startle reaction Irritability Listlessness Loss of motor skills Paralysis or loss of muscle function Seizures Slow growth Diagnosis … Read more

Tay-Sachs disease: Treatment

Treatment There is no treatment for Tay-Sachs disease itself, only ways to make the patient more comfortable. Support Groups The stress of illness may be eased by joining support groups whose members share common experiences and problems. See Tay-Sachs – … Read more