Down syndrome can affect the nervous system of the body by causing the nerves to slow down or misfire at different times; it can also cause seizures to occur. While it can be detrimental on the nervous system, it is ofte... More »

Some of the diseases that may affect the nervous system include epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's chorea, Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. These disease have varied cau... More »

Neuroscience for Kids states that smoking affects the nervous system by causing an increase in blood pressure, heart rate and respiration as well as constriction of arteries and stimulation of the central nervous system.... More »

Guillain-Barre syndrome is caused by the immune system attacking the body's own nervous system, and it is generally triggered by an infection of the lungs or digestive system, explains Mayo Clinic. The exact mechanisms a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disease where the body's immune system attacks its nervous system, according to Mayo Clinic. This condition can spread very rapidly, and in some cases results in breathing difficulty that is ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The nervous system and endocrine system are connected by the hypothalamus, which regulates hormones in the body. The hypothalamus controls major endocrine glands like the pituitary gland, and it also supports proper nerv... More »

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare syndrome that is characterized by the body's immune system attacking its nerves, according to Mayo Clinic. The first symptoms of the disorder are tingling and weakness in the extremities... More » Health Conditions & Diseases