Every week, I’ll post Information on a thurday about Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

This week, I’ll share what Spina Bifida-Neural Tube defect means and what the disabilities or symptoms are.

Closed Neural Tube defects are a diverse group of defects in which the spine may have malformations of fat, bone, or the membranes (Called the meninges) that cover the Spinal cord. Many of the neural tube require surgery in childhood. People with this type of Spina Bifida may have weakness of the legs and trouble with bowel and bladder control.

Neural Tube defects are severe birth defects of the brain and spine. The CDC urges all women of reproductive age to get 400 micrograms (Mcg) of folic acid every day, in addition to consuming food with folate from a varied diet, to help prevent neural Tube defects (NTDS).

I have Spina Bifida which is an encephalocele is a sac- like protrusion or projection of the brain and the membranes that cover it through an opening in the skull. Encephalocele happens when the neural tube does not close completely during pregnancy.

Most people do not realize that my type is Spina Bifida but it is.

The type of Neural tube defects include Spina Bifida, Anencephaly, and encephalocele #SpinaBifida #neuraltubedefect #Encephalocele