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How Do You Exactly Prevent Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
You cannot: Psp is progressive supranuclear palsy in the group of parkinsonism plus=no response to treatment with Dopamine it is thought to be genetic and cause degeneration and changes in the neurotransmiters in basal ganglia and other locations in brain--less understood compare to parkinson disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Unknown: In a perfect world we would understand all the contributing factors & know how to stop them. But we don't. Studies of more than 50,000 pregnancies were reported in the late 70's.More than half the kids with some form of CP had a normal pregnancy, labor & delivery. In reality, the best you can do is pursue a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy with good prenatal care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Rx Available!!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx & watch for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for psp patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or clozaril. Remember, response is variable, but worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Read on: PSP ( Steel Richardson Syndrome) is a progressive degenerative condition in the involuntary movement disorder genre. See a neurologist specialist in this type of illness. There is no cure (as in most conditions!) and the treatment not ideal Your doctor will tell you how to cope with it and will give palliative treatment ...Read more
Why r u asking?: Are you trying to figure this out yourself? I could explain it, but without background knowledge you probably still wouldn't understand it. If this is an academic question, some searching on the web should turn up an adequate explanation. If this is about you or someone you know, you really should let a neurologist diagnose and then explain how he could tell. Much more informative that way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disorder related: There are many neuromuscular diseses, treatment is specific to the disorder when possible. In myasthenia gravis treatment may include surgery, immunospression and medication to improve n-m transmission. There are inflammatory muscle disorders that require prolonged immunosupression. There are nerve and muscle disorders associated with vitamin deficiencies. In others we can only treat symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Unfortunately scientists still do not know the exact cause and how to prevent it. Even very intellectual people may get it.( i.e.Ronald reagan). Due to the plasticity of the brain we may increase the number of glial cells and connections between brain cells by exposure to new challenges and to complex issues : learning new languages, travel, learn something new, do something new & difficult for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lessened not fixed: The injury producing CP is like having your spinal cord cut, only higher up and preserving some working nerves. The nerves that are destroyed are never repaired or regrown.Physical therapy and occupational therapy can often help minimize impairment if started young.Botox injections & surgery can sometimes help reduce problems with specific muscle groups.However, there is no "fix" for CP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See answer below: Permanent paralysis can be assumed based on the severity of a spinal cord injury and the evidence of lack of improvement over time. We usually diagnose spinal cord injuries based on their level and severity, such a t7 complete or t2 incomplete. We do not specify whether we think it is permanent or temporary. ...Read more
Gait analysis: CP is just the name for static motor dysfunction--- depending on the degree and type of cerebral palsy treatment include physical therapy, botox, serial casting, tendon lengthening, rhizotomy, baclofen, and a lot of other good ideasneed to see a doctor specializing and interested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bell's palsy: The course of Bell's palsy may be self-limiting with no residual damage, but because of the potential for irreversible injury to the facial nerve and related musculature, early treatment is recommended. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir. ...Read more
Often they do: Many many children and adults wife severe cerebral palsy understand all that is going on around them. They may have problems talking or giving you any indication that they understand, but it is clear, especially when they have the opportunity to use communication devices that many people with CP are very intelligent. ...Read more
Parents need to take: the baby to a geneticist for evaluation & molecular genetic testing to confirm the genetic mutation inherited from both of them, as each child of theirs will have a 25% chance of having INAD. Though there are overlapping types, Intellectual Disability, Motor Impairment, uncoordinated eye movements & other symptoms worsen with age in all. Apply for SSI & Katie Beckett funding at the same time. ...Read more
Symptomatic: Most individuals primarily suffer from significant spasticity of the lower extremities in this condition which results in pain and difficulty with walking. There are many treatments for spasticity that can be affective including oral agents, injectable medications and even implantable devices to reduce tone. Consultation with a spasticity specialist such as phsyiatrist or neurologist can help, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on typw: There is more than one types of motor neuron disease. There is of now no cure or reliable treatment for lou gehrigs diseases. There are some promising results with stem cells, which i think will ultimately be the answer to treating this disease. Multofocal motoneuropathy is treated with immune therapy. This can resemble lou gehrigs disease and is treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my son diagnosed with ataxia cerebral palsy, anyone has this or do you know what's the long term?
Prognosis depends : on type, size & location of brain injury , severity & extent of lack of coordination & hypotonia - low muscle tone, co-existing conditions - Intellectual Disability, Seizures, impaired vision &/or hearing, & enrollment in Early Intervention Therapies. MRI of the brain, genetic testing - Chromosomal Microarray, physical & neurological exams are all needed to try to predict level of function. ...Read more
Many: This is a tough question to answer without more information. Depending on the type and severity of cerebral palsy there are many exercises that can be safely engaged in such as swimming, horeseback riding and adaptive sports. But all should be done under the supervision and guidance of a doctor. Physical and occupational therapists can put together an exercise program for you. ...Read more
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