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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. Lynne Weixel
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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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How do people live if they have friedreich's ataxia?

How do people live if they have friedreich's ataxia?

Making adjustments: Although progressive, this condition is usually only slowly progressive. This allows sufferers to learn tricks to adapt themselves, alter their environments, educate their friends & families about what to expect & how to assist them. Balance and lower extremity weakness are the main issues which can be compensated. ...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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With what meds do you treat ataxia?

With what meds do you treat ataxia?

Ataxia: Ataxia is usually caused by a neurodegenerative condition such as from acute and chronic alcoholism, a number of hereditary degenerative disease, a stroke or bleeding, particularly in the hind part of the brain (cerebellum), or sometimes by dysfunction of the vestibular nerve that controls balance. There no specific medications to treat this symptom. The cause has to be treated or go away. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ataxia?

What does it mean if I have ataxia?

Ataxia: The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. ...Read more

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Friedreich's ataxia, can you tell me some more information about what this is and how it's treated?

Degerative dis: A variety of Spino cerebellar degeneration is named after the German specialist FREIDRICH It can be hereditary and can only be treated with rehab and physical therapy It starts around age 12 and progresses,though the rate of deterioration is varied ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have ataxia?

Could it be something bad if I have ataxia?

Depends: It's never normal to have ataxia. There are many causes including alcohol abuse, stroke, tumor, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, genetic problems... Treatment depends on the cause. If you have ataxia, you need to see your doctor very soon to have it evaluated. Don't play around when it comes to the nervous system. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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