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Cerebellar Degenerative Disease
Diagnosed w/cerebellar atrophy from MRI due to balance/memory issues.What tests can I expect next, and what are they looking for?44yr.Old non-drinker
Differential for CA: The differential diagnosis of later onset cerebellar atrophy can be hereditary, acquired, or degenerative. The acquired forms can be arrested or even treated and thus should be investigated. The investigation usually includes blood and possibly 24 hour urine evaluation. Sometimes the blood work is sent off to a specialty lab especially when the hereditary/paraneoplastic forms are being sought. ...Read more
What is progressive neuro-degenerative disease or any neuro-degenerative or atrophy cerebellar diseases or mental diseases?
Example: Neurodegenerative illnesses that affect the cerebellum may be the different forms of multiple system atrophy, such as OPCA. Other neurodegenerative illnesses (that do not affect the cerebellum) include Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and ALS. ...Read more
Incoordination: There are several features of people with cerebellar dysfunction with symptoms ranging from walking incoordination, hand incoordination, inability to do alternating movements, eye dysfunction and multiple others. Basically, your cerebellum coordinates the complex movements of your body and therefore cerebellar syndrome is a dysfunction of that coordination. It can be much more complex than this. ...Read more
What does this mean, some hyperintense signals are seen in the brainstem, cerebellum and bilateral thalami? Paransal sinuses show mucosal disease?
Depends: At your age, must wonder about multiple sclerosis (radiologically isolated syndrome), but also, migraine can cause the spots, prior trauma can do this, and prior infection may be responsible. Discuss with a neurologist, as there may be valuable preventative treatment. The sinus issues are separate and consistent with a dry climate. ...Read more
I have read some scary stuff about people with essential tremor having cerebellum disease. My tremor is worsening. Will gabapentin help?
Could temporary exposure of the bbb, plus already present Lyme disease, and an affected cerebellum/or not. Cause anti-nmda receptor encephalitis?
My sister had citogamelovirus and inflamation in her brain in the cerebellum and now the disease is dormant but she can't move or swllow? Wht cn b dn
Encephalitis : I am sorry to hear about your sister. If the inflammation in the brain and cerebellum are now resolved the next step is rehabilitation. This will greatly depend on her level of awareness. If ready to be released from the hospital a transfer to a specialized rehabilitation center is next. A long term pathway for nutrition and hydration should be maintained with the hope its use will be temporary. ...Read more
I recently have Lyme disease, affected cerebellum, pots, anterograde amnesia. I've not smoked marijuana anymore because it makes symptoms worse. Why?
It depends on...: Marijuana often makes people dazed ; confused ; can reduce short-term memory, but it does not affect everyone this way- it depends on the strain ; how you metabolize it. Lyme can interfere with how your liver processes it, plus your brain is affected by microbial toxins. You may tolerate ; benefit from high-cbd strains as well as juicing fresh leaves (these have no thc). See http://bit.Ly/1fm38nd. ...Read more
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