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What is alcoholic cerebellar degeneration?

What is alcoholic cerebellar degeneration?

Special case: In people who have drunk a lot of alcohol, the upper half of the middle ("vermis") of the cerebellum shrinks ("superior vermal atrophy"), telling the radiologist or pathologist about alcohol use. Beyond contributing some to the overall clumsiness and perhaps personality problems of longtime heavy drinkers, this is not really an entity in itself. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Cerebellar Degeneration (Definition)

Cerebellar degeneration is a condition of progressive damage to the nerves of the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination. Strokes, infections, multiple sclerosis, and other diseases can cause ...Read more


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Stem cells can be used to treat cerebellar degeneration ..Is that true for alcoholics?

Stem cells can be used to treat cerebellar degeneration ..Is that true for alcoholics?

Maybe: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Research is ongoing to study regeneration, but alcoholics present a cell damage loss. ...Read more

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What does cerebellar degeneration mean?

What does cerebellar degeneration mean?

Cerebellar degen: See: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.Htm.

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Nutrition beneficial for cerebellar degeneration?

Nutrition beneficial for cerebellar degeneration?

Little to offer: There is one uncommon form of cerebellar degeneration that is kept at bay by very large doses of vitamin e. A b-complex with c vitamin is sometimes given to anyone with brain disease. Beyond this, the primary cerebellar degenerations are progressive and incurable (the only real mimic is paraneoplastic cd). Love those around you & be sure they know of your wishes and needs. ...Read more

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I have cerebellar degeneration what does that mean?

I have cerebellar degeneration what does that mean?

Cerebellar degen: See: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.Htm.

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What nutritional changes are ehlpful for cerebellar degeneration?

What nutritional changes are ehlpful  for cerebellar degeneration?

Little to offer: There is one uncommon form of cerebellar degeneration that is kept at bay by very large doses of vitamin e. A b-complex with c vitamin is sometimes given to anyone with brain disease. Beyond this, the primary cerebellar degenerations are progressive and incurable (the only real mimic is paraneoplastic cd). Love those around you & be sure they know of your wishes and needs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebellar degeneration?

What is the treatment for cerebellar degeneration?

Cerebellar degenerat: Cerebellar degeneration can happen from many causes, some reversible, some not. So the answer depends on what the cause is. Here is more information: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cerebellar degeneration?

What are the tests for cerebellar degeneration?

Exam & imaging: Any physician can spot the more-or-less symmetrical loss of coordination. Imaging studies will often show cerebellar shrinkage. A smoker needs to be checked for a hidden lung cancer that can damage the cerebellum remotely. Most of these have an associated damaged gene and a dna lab may discover it after the diagnosis of cd is finalized. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

The easy ones first!: If you want to learn about cerebellar degeneration, I recommend the book "Cerebellar Degenerations: Clinical Neurobiology." 512 pp, price new $487.83 at Amazon, but used only $474.08. If that's more brain/pain than you bargained for, try the NINDS Cerebellar Degeneration page at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.htm. ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more