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Doctor insights on: Cerebelum Ataxia

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Is there any thing that i can take or do cerebellum ataxia degenerative?

Is there any thing that i can take or do cerebellum ataxia degenerative?

Evaluation: The essential task is searching for a treatable cause with your neurologist. The differential diagnosis of ataxia is long--be detailed ; thorough with notes re. Other symptoms. Meanwhile, supportive rx = physical ; occupational therapy, adaptive medical equipment (ex. Shower grab bar, walker). We don't have cures for most hereditary ataxias, but work closely with your neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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I was having some off balance problems. Had CT of top of head no contrast. Not of cerebellum. Ct scan was clear. Should I get one of cerebellum?

I was having some off balance problems. Had CT of top of head no contrast. Not of cerebellum. Ct scan was clear. Should I get one of cerebellum?

Not neccessarily: A Head CT usually shows your cerebellum also. Your sinus problems may be the source of the balance issues. A Head MRI shows the cerebellum in more detail but it's unlikely your Head CT missed something major in your cerebellum. Your Head CT can also be repeated with contrast. ...Read more

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What is ataxia?

What is ataxia?

Ataxia: This is a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements. Usually implies problems with the cerebellum. ...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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What are the signs of cerebeller ataxia?

Symptoms of ataxia: Ataxia symptoms are normally trouble walking, trouble talking or swallowing. When people with ataxia walk, they may walk with their feet apart to prevent falling. They may also have clumsiness when reaching for objects or holding a glass of water for example. ...Read more

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Is a cure for ataxia close to discovery yet?

Complex: Ataxia is a sign of brainstem cerebellar dysfunction and is not a disease. It is caused by several problems, including strokes, multiple sclerosis, brain hemorrhages, metabolic disorders, etc. Some of the problems can be reversed like b-12 deficiency, or use of thiamine, but most still elude cure. ...Read more

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What illnesses cause ataxia and hyperreflexia?

Some answers: Illnesses that affect the cerebellum and corticospinal tract, or the dorsal columns and corticospinal tract can cause these findings. Stroke is probably the most common, MS is also a possible explanation, there are also others (trauma, infection, neoplastic disease, etc.) ...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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What's the difference between asynergia and ataxia?

What's the difference between asynergia and ataxia?

Ataxia includes it: Ataxia is a disturbance in the smooth performance of voluntary motor acts. Asynergia is the lack of synergy of the various muscle components or in other words the decomposition of movement. Ataxia includes other abnormalities of voluntary movement control such as asynergia. ...Read more

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What are the illnesses that cause ataxia and hyperreflexia?

What are the illnesses that cause ataxia and hyperreflexia?

Many: A variety of white matter diseases such as leukodystrophies, degenerative spinocerebellar degenerations, carcinomatous meningitis, tumors and bleeding into cerebellum, multiple sclerosis, arteritis, and vasculitis, structural disorders, at base of brain and foramen magnum. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of ataxia and hyperreflexia?

The brain: Hyperreflexia is increased reflexes. This is an "upper motor neuron" issue, and comes from diseases of the brain such as multiple sclerosis or a stroke. Cervical spine stenois (tightness) can also cause this bilaterally. Ataxia is incoordination of motor movements. Most commonly this occurs from disease of the cerebellum. These can be acquired (toxins, low b12) and genetic. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between ataxia and dyskinesia?

Ataxia/dyskinesia: Ataxia is a lack of voluntary coordinated muscle movements due to dysfunction of the cerebellum in the brain. In contrast, dyskinesia is defined as involuntary muscle movements from medications (e.g. anti-psychotic drugs) or degeneration of neurons in the brain stem (e.g. Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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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

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Q. How many times is it safe to masburate during friedreich's ataxia (in one day)??

Q. How many times is it safe to masburate during friedreich's ataxia (in one day)??

No relation: there is no relation with respect to fried ricks ataxia and how many times that is safe to masturbate. ...Read more

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How could you get 13 y old who is diagnosed with friedreichs ataxia to feel good about himself?

How could you get 13 y old who is diagnosed with friedreichs ataxia to  feel good about himself?

Counseling: The child must be made to understand that gait disturbance (& other associated symptoms if any) do not define his value as a person. This is a difficult time in any person's life, even if perfectly healthy. Supportive home environment from family & close friends. Psychologic counseling is almost certainly needed & possibly antidepressants. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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