Lou Gehrig's disease-A nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.
Treatment: physical therapy, medication Prevented: eating colorful fruits and vegetables
Aphasia-A language disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate.
Treatment: speech therapy Prevent: Regular exercise, healthy weight, fruits and vegetables, limited consumption of salt and fats.
How it works with the other systems:
Muscular: receptors in muscles provide the brain with information about body position and movement.
Skeletal: Bones provide calcium, which is needed for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
Cardiovascular: The brain regulates heart rate and blood pressure.
Respiratory: The brain monitors respiratory volume and blood gas levels. The brain regulates respiratory rate.