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Spina Bifida is the most common and
birth dect in the United States. It afects about
1,000 new borns
in the U.S,
more children are affected by this disease more than Muscular Dytrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cystic Fibrosis.
The condition may cause varying degrees of paralysis.
Loss of feeling in lower part of limbs
bladder and bowel problems
There are no visible conditions.
Spina Bifia affects functioning.
Sensory loss in the legs and feet
Bowel and bladder infection or incintinence
Spina Bifia is more or less a tethering spinal cord. The cord becomes
which amy cause streching of the cord and could afect the blood flow to a certain area.
Other symptoms of Spina Bifia are
Loss of muscle function
Decreaseof muscle tone
Pain while walking or standing for a long period of time
Worsening bladder infection
Strong back pain
Spina Bifia is usually caused during the
first month of pregnancy
can not be corrected
. Surguery can help in some aspects like removel of fator fibrous which will releave your spin from extra weight. Functioning of the spinal cord, it can also be preformed on the legs or feet to improve thier functioning.
The cause for Spina Bifia is
because it is a strong combination of genetic and enviormental factors which give parents an increased risk of having a child with a neural tube defects. The first degree relative (parent) sibiling, the risk is about
1 in 25 chance
. Its also natural for the child to have it during the birthing period.
Fact sheet: Spina Bifia occulta
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