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A 34-year-old member asked:

what can cause poor coordination?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Poor coordination: Damage, degeneration or loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle coordination, called the Cerebellum. Examples are Head trauma, Stroke, TIA, MS, Cerebral palsy, Tumors, Toxins, Vitamin E or B12 deficiency.

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A 60-year-old male asked:

My MS causes me with any sudden movement to loose my balance and coordination . What can I do to keep this from happening?

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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Balance exercises: I presume that you are already on medication for your ms and that you continue to have symptoms. I addition, to help with balance, doing daily balance exercises, such as standing on one leg for several minutes, will help you to develop better balance despite your disability.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How does caffeine affect motor coordination?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Depends on amount: Caffeine is a stimulant. Small amounts can improve alertness and motor function. High doses can cause tremors and excessive movements. Different people have different reactions. Usual coffee contains 120mg per cup. A large starbucks can have 320mg. A large cola has 80mg but energy drinks can have 250mg. Be careful how much you are taking.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

My coordinations all off, will Paxil (paroxetine) help if i just started it?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) is not given to help coordination. It is given to help with depression and anxiety, and helps well with these. It will take 4-6 weeks for full effect to show itself. If your coordination is newly "off" and you have not been using any alcohol or other substances, please speak with your physician about this.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there any kind of vitamin deficit that affects balance and coordination?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies and is well known to cause problems with balance and coordination. Of course, there are many other possible causes of these problems, but B12 deficiency should always be considered in anyone with these symptoms. See http://www.Nytimes.Com/2011/11/29/health/vitamin-b12-deficiency-can-cause-symptoms-that-mimic-aging.Html?_r=0.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Will taking up ambrose golf help me improve my coordination?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sure will: Golf in any form is a game of coordination!!!! Enjoy and Good Luck Dr Z

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