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Progressive Bulbar Palsy Life Expectancy
Upper motor neuron: Pseudobulbar palsy is a disorder of nerves located near the base of the brain, that connect the higher brain centers with the lower spinal cord. Most commonly affects chewing, swallowing, speech, emotional outbursts sometimes. It has multiple causes and the underlying disease will determine how progressive it is; examples are parkinson's, als, certain strokes, ms, brain trauma. ...Read more
...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
Bulbar palsy: B12 -Folate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Read below: Bulbar palsy is a term for problems arising from at the bulb( medulla oblangata), the lowermost part of the brain stem or peripheral to the bulb (nerve or muscle) pseudobulbar palsy is when the same symptoms (difficulty with swallowing speech etc) are due to bilateral problems higher up in the central nervous system. The physical signs are different. ...Read more
Poor mouth control: Bulbar palsy is a form of dysfunction of the mouth and face that can be associated with damage to the nerves in the brainstem. In some cases, drugs or frontal lobe brain damage will cause similar appearing symptoms with strange mouth and face movements, poor coordination of swallow and speech. These forms are referred to as pseudo bulbar palsy. Medications may help, but there is no cure. ...Read more
Impaired cranial nn: Cranial nerves 9 - 12. Are usually affected in bulbar palsy (a lower motor neuron disease, as compared to pseudobulbar palsy, which i just discussed). Again, there are multiple causes, different ones though. Common symptoms can afftect speech (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), choke on liquids, voice problem (dysphonia). Aspiration of food or fluids can lead to pneumonia and death. ...Read more
Not a disease itself: Bulbar palsy is an assortment of signs and symptoms, not the name of a precise disease. It refers to impairment of function of the cranial nerves ix, x, xi and xii. Its causes are many but here are a few: acute intermittent porphyria, motor neuron disease (als), guillain barre syndome, lyme's disease, botulinism, and myastheinia gravis. ...Read more
Can try, but unlikel: Unfortunately, the death of central (brain) nerve cells is not reversible. However other nerves can take over function of dead nerves. I am a strong believer in doing whatever modalities can be effective in returning neural function in damaged areas of the nervous system. Acupuncture has been affective in nerve disorders and anesthesia for thousands years, a lot we don't understand, but no harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom was diagnosed with bulbar palsy recently. What can we expect in the future with this disease?
May be difficult: Progressive bulbar palsy implies ongoing damage of nerve cells at base of brain with resultant problems with swallowing, using tongue, possible choking and breathing issues, and perhaps eventual widespread weakness and disability. Spend some dedicated time with your doctor and get a fuller picture of treatments, prognosis, and interventions. ...Read more
Lt side jaw and cheek numbness and sore lt side neck muscles.Is this a sign of bulbar palsy no slur or swallowing problems.Just weird sensation in neck Advil (ibuprofen) seems to help. Push on lt side it's sore. ?
My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?
Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition ( because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated question: Pseudo-bulbar palsy 1. Degeneration of corticobulbar pathways to v, vii, x, xi, xii 2. Lower motor neuron signs (-) 3. Gag reflex (+) 4. Spastic tongue 5. Jaw jerk (+) 6. Spastic dysarthria 7. Labile emotion 8. Bilateral umn bulbar palsy 1. Disturbance to x, xi, xii 2. Lower motor neuron signs (+) 3. Gag reflex (-) 4. Wasted tongue, fasciculations 5. Jaw jerk (-) 6. Nasally speech 7. Normal emotion. ...Read more
Are congenital disorders of glycosylation progressive disorders with worsening symptoms over time? Is there shortened life expectancy?
Yes and yes: This is a very complex topic. There are many different forms of the disease affecting many different genes. I would suggest the following as a nice overview about the disease: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/books/nbk1332/. ...Read more
Not Known: This disease has been diagnosed in about 300-500 people and is known as a disease entity only since 2005. Life expectancy is expected to increase like in marfans syndrome with improved awareness and medical progress. Due to the high risk of death from aortic aneurysm rupture, patients should be followed closely. A valuable resource for this is http://www.Loeysdietz.Org/index.Ph. ...Read more
Happier life: More likely to have a happy partner & stay together which in itself is known to increase life expectancy. Also less likely ever to contemplate ending your own life. I personally prefer to spend time with humerous people! ...Read more
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