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Is spino-cerebellar ataxia contagious?

Is spino-cerebellar ataxia contagious?

No: Spinocerebellar degenerations are genetic disorders that run in families. There is no infectious component. ...Read more

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What is caudal regression?

What is caudal regression?

Congenital disorder: A fetus develops cephalocaudally, which is a fancy way of saying “from head to tail.” in caudal (“tail”) regression, the lower spine forms abnormally in the 3rd-7th week of development. Depending on severity, this can lead to malformed lower vertebrae, tail bone, pelvis, and spine. Minor cases may not have symptoms and severe cases may cause neurological problems in the lower part of the body. ...Read more

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What is progressive systematic sclerosis?

What is progressive systematic sclerosis?

Con. tissue disease: It is a connective tissue disease like muscle fibres and subcutaneous tissue and causes swelling, pain and redness all over the body. In the pregnant ladies it may cause pre-term babies and small for age babies birth. ...Read more

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Whats posterobasal akinesia?

Whats posterobasal akinesia?

Motionless heart wal: It is finding in reading echocardiogram showing lack of motion of back and bottom part of heart wall. Discuss with your ordering physician. ...Read more

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What is friedrichs ataxia?

What is friedrichs ataxia?

Hereditary ataxia: An autosomal dominant disorder causing mitochondrial dysfunction and worsening due to oxidative stress. Spinal disorder usually presenting at a young age, with ataxia, dysarthria, leg weakness, numbness, pes cavus, scoliosis, and cardiomyopathy. Genetic testing for frataxin is confirmatory. There is a variation of ataxia with vitamin E deficiency which is similar, but responds to vit e. ...Read more

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Is gerimax safe?

Is gerimax safe?

Gerimax Ginseng?: Potential side effects can include low blood sugar, ^ blood pressure, GI upset, headache, allergic reaction, nervousness and possibly nose bleeds. ...Read more

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What is systematic desensitization?

What is systematic desensitization?

Decrease sensitivity: Desensitization is a method to decrease a negative reaction in the body, often used to decrease allergies. Allergy shots expose patients to the proteins that cause their symptoms in a gradual way until the body becomes accustomed to that exposure. Systemic desensitization is body-wide (like shots); occasionally local desensitization works well (like intranasal desensitization with allergies). ...Read more

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What's olivopontine cerebellar atrophy?

What's olivopontine cerebellar atrophy?

Degenerative disease: A large group of sporadic and inherited disorders with symptom onset in the 5th decade of life. Main manifestations include ataxia, first in the legs then arms, hands and facial muscles.Characterized by extensive degeneration of the cerebellum, pontine nuclei and medullary olivary nuclei, opca's have been described with many other clinical findings. Treatment is symtom specific and variable. ...Read more

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What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Betoptic Ophthalmic Solution has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be used alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma drugs." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/betoptic.html ...Read more

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Does using an inhaler (proair hfa) effect the cerebellum in any way?

Does using an inhaler (proair hfa) effect the cerebellum in any way?

No: It does not effect your cerebellum, but it can make you jittery or cause tremors. However, this is not from effecting your cerebellum, but instead deals with the receptors it targets. I hope this answers your question and best of luck! ...Read more

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What is friedreich ataxia?

What is friedreich ataxia?

Friedrich's ataxia: FA is a condition that causes weakness, scoliosis, ataxia, visual impairment, heart disease and diabetes mellitus. It is an inherited condition that normally affects people as a child or as a young adult. http://www.curefa.org/whatis.html ...Read more

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How is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis transmitted in humans?

How is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis transmitted in humans?

It is not transmitte: It is not typically a heriditary or infectious disease. No one knows the exact cause. ...Read more

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What is a transderm scop (scopolamine) reaction?

What is a transderm scop (scopolamine) reaction?

Dry mouth and other: Many people get dry mouth but other temporary side effects include some drowsiness, blurred vision (be careful to wash your hands and not get the patch material into your eyes). Less commonly, difficulty emptying the bladder, confusion, hallucinations, memory changes, restlessness, changes in heart rate, and local skin irritation. Test it out at home before taking this on trip or cruise. ...Read more

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How rare is macular degeneration vision impairment?

How rare is macular degeneration vision impairment?

Frequent in elderly: There are a few rare macular degeneration (md) cases in the young but most md is in the elderly. Vision changes can be from minor to severe depending upon the individual. The frequency increases with age up to about 17% affected in those over age 90. If you or a family member/friend has this problem, they should see a retinal specialist for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Neurologic issues: None of what you describe is normal. I would suggest that you seek the opinion of both the Neurologist and the Neurosurgeon and possibly the Interventional Neuroradiologist. ...Read more

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What is aconitum napellus pellets do?

What is aconitum napellus pellets do?

Aconitum napellus: This is a homeopathic remedy known to help people who are terrified that they're going to die or who fear they're dying -- panic states with palpitations, flushing, shortness of breath, etc. Panic attacks may wake them within a couple of hours of falling asleep. They are very restless. Acutely, it can also help people who have wounds of foreign bodies in the eyes (on the way to er). ...Read more

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Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Search for cause: The term "cerebral atrophy" is generic and does not explain why your dad is impaired. You truly need to have a full neurological evaluation, as the symptoms do raise concerns regarding many potential problems. Some of these issues could be associated with vitamin deficiencies, some from an inflammatory condition. Even might be due to a prion infection. Need to vigorously pursue. ...Read more

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What is mild cognitive impairment?

What is mild cognitive impairment?

Memory and thought: Mild cognitive impairment is difficulty in memory and ability to carry out thought processes- and although it's mild, there's can be some confusion involved. It's difficult to lay down new memories with cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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