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Doctor insights on: Disturbed Coordination

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Coordination (Definition)

Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect ...Read more


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How fast can I make my loss of coordination go away?

How fast can I make my loss of coordination go away?

More info needed: This question cannot be answered without knowing how and why your coordination was lost in the first place! ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have loss of coordination?

Could it be something bad if I have loss of coordination?

Could be: See the answer to balance question significant and persistent loss of coordination should be investigated! ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting loss of coordination?

Are some people more prone to getting loss of coordination?

Yes: There are progressive degenerative diseases of the cerebellum or those tracts from the cerebellum which can cause loss of coordination. There are also other causes such as tumor, trauma, infection, and others. A neurologist can help you sort these out. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms to predict the sudden loss of coordination?

Are there symptoms to predict the sudden loss of coordination?

Loss of coordination: The loss of coordination is itself a symptom, and sometimes a sign. There are many ways coordination can be impaired, from inner ear problems to brain stem strokes, to acute drug toxicity (including alcohol). More information is needed. I suggest you discuss the problem with your doctor or a neurologist. If you are abruptly, severely impaired, i suggest going to to an emergency department. ...Read more

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About once a month, I get loss of coordination. Is that ok or bad?

About once a month, I get loss of coordination. Is that ok or bad?

See a Dr.: I dont know youur age but coordination is related to the cerebellum and the inner ear. See your pcp or a neurologst. ...Read more

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Are there simple exercises that would help you achieve improved coordination?

Are there simple exercises that would help you achieve improved coordination?

Yes: Jump rope, boxers use this all the time for speed agility and coordination. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my coordination suddenly seems off and I'm dropping things a lot?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coordination?

What is the definition or description of: coordination?

Motor coordination: Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect to the intended goal. ...Read more

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What can cause poor coordination?

Poor coordination: Damage, degeneration or loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle coordination, called the Cerebellum. Examples are Head trauma, Stroke, TIA, MS, Cerebral palsy, Tumors, Toxins, Vitamin E or B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect the coordination?

How does alcohol affect the coordination?

The principle: mechanism is the slowing of communication from the brain to muscles and nerves. There is a loss of precision motor skills. Additionally, with increased processing time and decreased accuracy of information transmitted throughout the central nervous system reaction time is slowed. The loss of coordination and slowing in reaction time results in a tremendous number of injuries and deaths:( ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Poor coordination?

What is the definition or description of: Poor coordination?

Coordination is the: ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently. Poor coordination is when the parts are not working together properly. It may result in poor balance and impaired purposeful actions. Causes may include genetics, infections, injuries, toxins, effects of medical/neurological conditions, and side effects to medications. Medical/neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of vitamin deficit that affects balance and coordination?

Is there any kind of vitamin deficit that affects balance and coordination?

Uncoordination: I agree with dr. Baker about vitamin B12 deficits and uncoordination -- and would definitely add thiamine to the list. Thiamine deficiency is very common in chronic alcoholics and can cause ataxia (balance and coordination problems), eye movement problems, tremor, inability to learn, memory loss, confusion, and making up stories (confabulation). ...Read more

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My coordinations all off, will Paxil (paroxetine) help if i just started it?

My coordinations all off, will Paxil (paroxetine) help if i just started it?

Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) is not given to help coordination. It is given to help with depression and anxiety, and helps well with these. It will take 4-6 weeks for full effect to show itself. If your coordination is newly "off" and you have not been using any alcohol or other substances, please speak with your physician about this. ...Read more

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What can cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy, bright child?

What can cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy, bright child?

Poor coordination: In a healthy child , who has been thoroughly tested , and has no past medical history to suggest a cause, poor coordination is usually related to low muscle tone, genetics and can be helped by an early intervention program that includes occupational therapy and /or physical therapy. Remember there are all degrees of athletic success and not every child will become a major league baseball player. ...Read more

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What could potentially cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy and bright child?

What could potentially cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy and bright child?

Lot of options: Hard to say without more details about the child. Possibly a toxic exposure, infection or post infectious issue. Definately need to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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