A “silent killer” disease reportedly kills six people every single day in Britain.
Symptoms include weakness in the ankles or legs, muscle cramps, or weight loss, which many people could brush off, but it could all be potential warning signs of motor neurone disease (MND). Other symptoms include a difficulty stopping yourself from crying or laughing in inappropriate situations, the NHS warns.
MND affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK and reportedly six people die every day from it. MND is a fatal and rapidly progressing condition that targets the brain and spinal cord. It causes weaknesses that get worse over time by attacking nerves that control movement. Whilst no cure, there are treatments which can help reduce the impact of the condition, and allow some people to live for many years with MND, Mirror Online reports.