"Neurodegenerative diseases" is a general term that includes a number of diseases of the nervous system in which primary degeneration is observed in specific anatomical areas. Neurons are building blocks of the nervous system that do not reproduce or are replaced, even if they are damaged.
Neurodegenerative disorders are a group of diseases that often lead to impaired mental function (memory problems, behavioral changes, difficulty understanding language, and difficulty performing daily activities). They are more common in the elderly, but can also affect young people. "Neurodegenerative diseases" can also occur as a result of trauma to the brain and substance abuse.
Molecular test is performed by quantifying the expression of appropriate biomarker genes and evaluating the expression values produced to determine if there is a deviation from normal values.
Hormones are substances produced by organs called endocrine glands that circulate in the bloodstream and carry chemical signals to all organs and tissues in the body, helping them to function properly. Their action begins very early, a few weeks after the creation of the fetus in the mother's womb and lasts for the rest of human life.
Hormonal changes can affect both women and men, at any age. In women, the most pronounced changes come in the 40s and 50s, but it is not uncommon to be observed even in younger women. Some basic causes, such as menopause, pregnancy, the menstrual cycle, the contraceptive pill as well as lifestyle, poor diet and lack of exercise, can change the natural chemistry of our body.
This test is performed by quantifying the expression of appropriate biomarker genes, and evaluating the expression values produced to determine if there is a deviation from normal values.