the Nervous system

The nervous system is the network in a body that coordinates all of it’s movements and sends signals from one part of the body to another. There are two parts of the nervous system, the central nervous system (cns) and the peripheral nervous system (pns). The cns is made up of the brain and the spinal cord. The pns is made up of the sensory neurons, ganglia, and nerves that connect to other systems and the cns.

The brain and the spinal cord are part of the cns. They both are responsible for the control of the body and the communication between its parts. The brain is like a central computer that controls all of the functions in your body. The brain controls your breathing, heartbeat, and whether you feel sleepy or awake,even if you aren't always aware of it. However your brain also controls how you think, feel, learn and remember. The spinal cord transmits messages of pain, movement, temperature, touch, and certain vibrations regarding the skin, joints, muscles, and internal organs.

In the pns, sensory neurons work to send messages to certain sensory organs such as ears, eyes, nose, and the tongue. Ganglia are a part of the pns, they process sensory information or control motor outputs. Other nerves connect with other systems in the body to help strengthen us.

....................... Ways to improve your nervous system .........................

There are two artificial sweeteners that interfere with the proper nervous system functions. They are aspartame and high fructose corn syrup, which are found in many processed foods. Eliminating those sweeteners from your diet can help improve anxiety, prevent headaches, and improve the general function of the nervous system. Some foods that help improve your nervous system include dark, leafy green vegetables, eggs, red meat, black beans, pumpkin seeds, sardines, and salmon.

....................Illnesses/conditions of the nervous system..................

Alzheimer's disease - this is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to do simple tasks.

Huntington's disease - this is an inherited disease that will cause the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

Kluver-Bucy syndrome - this syndrome can affect children. This syndrome is the result of bilateral lesions of the anterior temporal lobe. A bilateral lesion is a lesion that specifically involves both sides of the body or organ. An anterior temporal lobe is a portion of the left temporal lobe in the human body.

.................................Doctors of the nervous system ...............................

+ Neuropathologist

+Neurosurgeon

+Psyciatrist