Neurofibromatosis is a disorder which affects the nervous system, skeletal system, skin and muscles. It is a genetic disorder and there are two types, NF1 and NF2. Symptoms can include tan coloured skin patches, visual disorders, nodules on the iris, bone disorders such as scoliosis, appearance of rubbery skin lesions and masses which develop on the eighth cranial nerve which can cause hearing loss, headache, facial weakness and tinnitus. There is no cure for Neurofibromatosis however the symptoms can be treated and genetic counselling and surgery can also be useful to people with Neurofibromatosis.
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