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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Seek genetic counsel: The one whose parents are both carriers or the offspring of an affected individual (1 in 4 chance). ...Read more
Ataxia: Typically balance and coordination are affected first. Incoordination of hands, arms, and legs, and slurring of speech are other common symptoms. Walking becomes difficult and is characterized by walking with feet placed further apart to compensate for poor balance. Impaired coordination of the arms and hands affect a person's ability to perform tasks requiring fine motor control such as writing. ...Read more
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