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How to describe someone with fredrich ataxia, beside they always shake?

How to describe someone with fredrich ataxia, beside they always shake?

FA symptoms: A person with scanning speech, unsteady gait that is getting worse, frequent falls, probably diabetic or in need of such evaluation; may be hard of hearing and with high arches. Condition having started before age 25 years. He or she may have been told of an abnormal electrocardiogram also. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Ataxia (Definition)

Ataxia means movements without coordination. People with ataxia have incoordination because the parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are not working properly. Ataxia can be associated with infections, injuries, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Ataxias may be hereditary ...Read more


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Can you tell me how can people live when they have friedreich's ataxia?

Can you tell me how can people live when they have friedreich's ataxia?

Although there is : currently no cure or effective treatment 4 Friedreich's ataxia, many of the symptoms & complications can B treated 2help individuals maintain optimal functioning as long as possible. Psychotherapy may also help the individual and their family cope with the disorder. Read more about it: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/friedreichs_ataxia/detail_friedreichs_ataxia.htm ...Read more

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Is altered conscious or coma do to encephalitis guaranteed to be permanent? Or can a person possibly regain consciousness again once swelling clears?

Is altered conscious or coma do to encephalitis guaranteed to be permanent? Or can a person possibly regain consciousness again once swelling clears?

Depends: When the inflammation of an encephalitis is bad enough to induce coma, it is serious & the outcome uncertain.However, with some infectious agents the swelling will eventually clear & normal or near normal function is possible.From that aspect recovery depends on how much actual brain injury is triggered by the germ.If it is just swelling and that is aggressively managed damage may be minimal. ...Read more

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How can you get temporary blurred vision? What can cause it?

How can you get temporary blurred vision?  What can cause it?

Dry Eye Syndrome: The most common cause of temporary or fluctuating blurred vision is dry eye syndrome. Our tear production decreases by 60% from age 16 to age 60. Other causes of dry eye include various medicines, smoking, certain auto-immune diseases, environmental causes such as forced air heating and air conditioning. You should certainly see an eye md to rule out any serious causes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can spinocerebellar ataxia affect the other organ systems?

Can you tell me how can spinocerebellar ataxia affect the other organ systems?

Surely: Classic model is Freidrich's ataxia, associated with scoliosis, cardiomyopathy, retinitis pigments, hearing loss, and cataracts. Another disorder. olivopontocerebellar ataxia might cause autonomic issues, such as orthostatic hypertension. So, yes, we do encounter systemic associations with many of these disorders. ...Read more

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Can you please describe MS and how can you get nerve damage?

Can you please describe MS and how can you get nerve damage?

BIG QUESTION: Ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder in patients with genetic susceptibility, who acquire the disease after several environmental events. The white cells of the body attack the myelin nerve coverings in the brain and spinal cord, destroying critical connections, resulting in problems with strength, sensation, balance, coordination, vision, energy, thinking , etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how wagner disease and a stroke occur simutaneously?

Can you tell me how wagner disease and a stroke occur simutaneously?

Rare manifestation: Neurologic manifestations of Wegener granulomatosis (WG) are primarily cranial neuropathies and peripheral neuropathies. Other neurologic manifestations include seizures, cerebritis, stroke syndromes, and granulomas extending from the sinuses, which may affect the pituitary gland, resulting in diabetes insipidus. Stroke is rarer. ...Read more

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What illnesses can cause ataxia and hyperreflexia?

What illnesses can cause ataxia and hyperreflexia?

Here are a few: May see with spinocerebellar degenerations, such a freidrich's ataxia, not unique to find in multiple sclerosis, might see with von hippel lindau syndrome, sometimes occurs with lupus, vasculitis, sjogren's. Occasionally a meningioma at the base of brain can present this way. Some brainstem strokes do this. Might go to wikepedia, or a site such as mayo clinic, as more information in depth there. ...Read more

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Can you please explain cardiac arrhythmia and how can water intoxication cause it?

Can you please explain cardiac arrhythmia and how can water intoxication cause it?

Arrhythmia: Is an abnormality of heart rhythm. It can be caused by many things structural, chemical, mechanical, electrolyte imbalance, anemia, coronary disease, water intoxication could cause it through electrolyte malfunction. ...Read more

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Can Hepatic Encephalopathy cause someone to have spontaneous movements and be unresponsive?

Can Hepatic Encephalopathy cause someone to have spontaneous movements and be unresponsive?

Yes: Those movements may have been myoclonus. If their liver disease is treated successfully, they can have a good recovery. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can you acquire horners syndrome?

How can you acquire horners syndrome?

Injury or illness: Horner's syndrome is caused by damage or dysfunction of a nerve that afffects eyelid movement, pupil constriction and sweating. It can be aquired in many ways a few of which are trauma to the neck or tumor in the chest. It is important to see a physician for new horner's syndrome of unknown cause. ...Read more

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How can you prevent optic atrophy if you have ms?

How can you prevent optic atrophy if you have ms?

See below: Disease modifying therapies lessen the frequency and extent of immune cell attacks in the central nervous system. However, optic atrophy can occur after a bout of optic neuritis, or even in the partner (uneffected) eye over time. Be sure to have your vision monitored routinely, including visual fields and also oct testing of the optic nerve. ...Read more

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Can you easily overdose on quinine?

Can you easily overdose on quinine?

Quinine: Quinine (originally derived from the cinchona tree) is still used sometimes as part of the treatment of certain forms of malaria. The earliest symptoms are cinchonism with ringing in the ears and sometimes hearing difficulties and rashes. Very high doses of quinine can cause death usually because of cardiac toxicity. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of spinal meningitis, and how fast can it kill you?

What are common symptoms of spinal meningitis, and how fast can it kill you?

Meningitis: Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities, and alterations in sensorium. Depending on the patient's age, underlying illness and the specific organism death can occur within hours of onset, and in the case of chronic disease may be weeks or longer. ...Read more

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Can someone run if they have cerebellar ataxia? Or would they fall?

Risky: You don't say what cerebellar ataxia is due to, but if it is interfering with any activities at rest or walking it is very risky. If it is mild it still may be risky to run. Walking is good and safer exercise. ...Read more

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How can you treat vomiting caused by a concussion?

How can you treat vomiting caused by a concussion?

Go to the ER: Vomiting after a head injury may indicate something more serious like a bleed in the brain and is a medical emergency. If you have had a ct scan and there is not a bleed, then nausea and vomiting following a concussion can be treated with anti-vomiting medications such as Zofran or phenergan (promethazine). ...Read more

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How quickly can a neurological disease progress ?

How quickly can a neurological disease progress ?

It depends: It depends on the type of the neurological disease process...A stroke can progress fairly fast or acutely, or in parkinson's disease where cells in the brain die off over time , rather slowly. They may also come and go like the relapsing remitting type of multiple sclerosis ...Read more

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Thoracic aortic aneurysm , can you slow it down, and can it cause dizzies or dizzy spells ?

Thoracic aortic aneurysm , can you slow it down, and can it cause dizzies or dizzy spells ?

Sometimes.: Probably the most important thing is controlling hypertension in patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm. Beta blockers are often helpful. However, there are many other causes, such as connective tissue disease, and even infections and inflammatory diseases which can cause taa. It is conceivable that a taa could contribute to dizziness if the great vessels are involved, but unlikely. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause your speech to become jumbled?

Can a migraine cause your speech to become jumbled?

Episodic migraine: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. And jumbled speech is very common rec. See a primary care physician for further investigation and management. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Loss Of Coordination (Definition)

Loss of coordination is a symptom in which some parts of a person's body should but do not work together in a coordinated way. One example is when several muscles move in an uncoordinated manner, ...Read more


Dr. Iyore Otabor
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Ataxia Telangiectasia (Definition)

Ataxia telangiectasia is a rare inherited medical condition that presents in childhood with problems walking, sensitivity to sunlight, and spider like collection of dilated blood vessels close ...Read more