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Can stem cells be used to treat cerebellar degeneration?

Can stem cells be used to treat cerebellar degeneration?

Not yet.: Stem cells are currently used in bone marrow transplants used to treat leukemia. But they may have the potential to treat diseases such as cancer, parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and muscle damage. However, more work is needed. ...Read more

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Cerebellar Degeneration (Definition)

Cerebellar degeneration is a condition of progressive damage to the nerves of the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination. Strokes, infections, multiple sclerosis, and other diseases can cause ...Read more


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Stem cells can be used to treat cerebellar degeneration ..Is that true for alcoholics?

Stem cells can be used to treat cerebellar degeneration ..Is that true for alcoholics?

Maybe: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Research is ongoing to study regeneration, but alcoholics present a cell damage loss. ...Read more

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What is cerebellar degeneration?

What is cerebellar degeneration?

Illness family: This is a group of thankfully-uncommon illnesses, almost all of them genetic, in which the principal cells of the cerebellar cortex die off over time. Generalized lack of coordination results. One is treatable with big doses of vitamin E but this does not touch the rest. The other entity to rule out is remote effects of a small lung cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cerebellar degeneration terminal?

Is cerebellar degeneration terminal?

It can be: In a young person of 36 this is evidence of some kind of genetically determined cause. One cause is vitamin b1 dependency. This is like dietary deficiency but requires huge doses of the vitamin. Stay away from all forms of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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What does cerebellar degeneration mean?

What does cerebellar degeneration mean?

Cerebellar degen: See: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.Htm.

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What are the tests for cerebellar degeneration?

Exam & imaging: Any physician can spot the more-or-less symmetrical loss of coordination. Imaging studies will often show cerebellar shrinkage. A smoker needs to be checked for a hidden lung cancer that can damage the cerebellum remotely. Most of these have an associated damaged gene and a dna lab may discover it after the diagnosis of cd is finalized. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

The easy ones first!: If you want to learn about cerebellar degeneration, I recommend the book "Cerebellar Degenerations: Clinical Neurobiology." 512 pp, price new $487.83 at Amazon, but used only $474.08. If that's more brain/pain than you bargained for, try the NINDS Cerebellar Degeneration page at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.htm. ...Read more

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Nutrition beneficial for cerebellar degeneration?

Nutrition beneficial for cerebellar degeneration?

Little to offer: There is one uncommon form of cerebellar degeneration that is kept at bay by very large doses of vitamin e. A b-complex with c vitamin is sometimes given to anyone with brain disease. Beyond this, the primary cerebellar degenerations are progressive and incurable (the only real mimic is paraneoplastic cd). Love those around you & be sure they know of your wishes and needs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

Ataxia: The cerebellum is responsible for balance and coordination of movement. Ataxia is the fancy word for massive loss of balance. Such a person behaves as though she is drunk with alcohol. Speech may bne slurred or incomprehensible. ...Read more

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I have cerebellar degeneration what does that mean?

I have cerebellar degeneration what does that mean?

Cerebellar degen: See: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.Htm.

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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