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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Progressive Motor Deterioration (Overview)

Progressive motor deterioration is a symptom in which a person's use of his muscles becomes weaker and/or uncoordinated as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Uncover cause: Likely best to see a neurologist. There are multiple problems which can cause this, and treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Progressive Motor Deterioration (Overview)

Progressive motor deterioration is a symptom in which a person's use of his muscles becomes weaker and/or uncoordinated as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?

I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?

Injury and the neck: A falling accident can lead to a neck injury. Even if the muscles of the neck are strained without a direct injury there can be some changes later down the road. the neck is a little different than other parts of the body because it holds your head up all the time. It rarely rests. ...Read more

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How does motor neuron disease progress?

How does motor neuron disease progress?

Depends: There are many different types of motor neuron diseases, each of which has its own unique progression (which is how we tell which one you might have oftentimes). You'll need to be more specific in order to get a good answer. If you think you have a motor neuron disease, you need to get to the doctor right away. ...Read more

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Rapidly progressive dementia, prognosis in elderly, 83?

Rapidly progressive dementia, prognosis in elderly, 83?

Undetermined: Dementia is a progressive disease. At this point in time medication can only slow it down, not stop it. If you are asking if the dementia will continue, it probably will at the same rate. ...Read more

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Does exercise help slow ALS progression?

Does exercise help slow ALS progression?

Couldn't hurt: I am of the belief that exercise(especially yoga) is benefical; but unfortunately there is no cure to date. There are studies and trials being constantly done; and hopefully there will be a cure. Have hope...Stephen hawkins(famous astrophysicist) was diagnosed in his 20's and is still alive to date. ...Read more

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Is progressive supranuclear palsy a demyelinating disease?

Is progressive supranuclear palsy a demyelinating disease?

PSP: Progressive supranuclear palsy: the disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear). It is central; demyelinating conditions occur in the peripheral nervous system. ...Read more

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Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Eye strain: At age 43, you may have some eye strain from presbyopia, the decrease in ability to focus up close that comes with aging. It normally starts in the 40s. If you do have eye strain, dim light conditions may make it worse. See your eye MD to confirm and possibly start using reading glasses. ...Read more

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How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

By exploration.: Children develop their motor sensory and perceptual skills by exploring their environment. When they are very young they explore a great deal with their mouth and this is why we see them m outhing objects. As they learn to get around by sitting up and rolling they can see more of their environment. As they crawl, walk, and climb they discover all that they can about their world. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Nice question part 2: Of stimulants may worsen the core symptoms of adhd. Also, a pharmacological relationship called starling's law, may play a role. This is where increasing doses of a particular medication peaks in effectiveness at a specific point, and further increases actually decrease effectiveness. ...Read more

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Could anesthesia cause progressive supranuclear palsy (psp)?

Could anesthesia cause progressive supranuclear palsy (psp)?

Not likely: No one knows for sure what causes it. It is a degenerative neurologic disease a little similar to Parkinson's disease in a comparable area of the brain. The cause may be genetic, viral, though no one really knows. It is very very rare. ...Read more

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At what age should I expect menopause? Would you advice a 35 y/o adenomyosis patient w/symptoms worsening every month to be treated or to wait it out?

At what age should I expect menopause? Would you advice a 35 y/o adenomyosis patient w/symptoms worsening every month to be treated or to wait it out?

Need GYN consult.: Go to www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/adenomyosis/ds00636 for a helpful discussion; then ask your doctor to refer you for a gynecologic consultation. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans?

What are the health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans?

Uv rays: Ozone blocks the penetration of uv light from sunlight upon the surface of the planet. If the ozone layer that is depleted is enlarged then more uv light will hit the surface of the earth which can increase sunlight caused skin disease, and probably will alter plants and animals. ...Read more

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What is progressive neuro-degenerative disease or any neuro-degenerative or atrophy cerebellar diseases or mental diseases?

What is progressive neuro-degenerative disease or any neuro-degenerative or atrophy cerebellar diseases or mental diseases?

Example: Neurodegenerative illnesses that affect the cerebellum may be the different forms of multiple system atrophy, such as OPCA. Other neurodegenerative illnesses (that do not affect the cerebellum) include Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and ALS. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

Depends on the cause: There are numerous disease processes that can cause this. You have to see an eye doctor to discover the cause before a treatment can be outlined. ...Read more

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What is mild cognitive impairment or early dementia?

MCI: The most important point is that mci does not always progress to alzheimer's. On exam, a good psychiatrist or psychologist can pick up subtle changes in cognition. But does not rise to the level of dementia. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called sudden loss of coordination (cerebellar ataxia).?

Explain the condition called sudden loss of coordination (cerebellar ataxia).?

Cerebellar Ataxia: Acute cerebellar ataxia is defined as the sudden loss of coordination or abnormal gait due to abnormal function of the cerebellum. Causes are vast, and include tumors, infectious diseases, and genetic (inherited) etiologies. This is best managed by a neurologist (specialist in the nervous system). ...Read more

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What can cause progressive supranuclear palsy?

What can cause progressive supranuclear palsy?

Tau protein D/O: No, tau protein deposits & neurofibrillary tangles in neurons cause the death of these cells. Because they are in some similar areas as parkinson's disease, psp can appear similar clinically, but there are clear differences. Treatment approaches are roughly the same with different areas needing most attention. Primarily balance/falls/injury, did inhibiting dementia & dysphagia/aspiration. ...Read more

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Is generalized epilepsy a progressive, degenerative disorder?

Is generalized epilepsy a progressive, degenerative disorder?

Not progressive: Epilepsy is the term we use for recurrent seizures which are not caused by tumor or degenerative brain diseases. Although epilepsy may begin at any age, it usually does not worsen or cause increasing problems over time. However, a prolonged seizure can do permanent harm, so it is important to work closely with a neurologist to keep seizures well-controlled on meds which aren't causing side effects. ...Read more

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What are some natural topical products to get rid of the acne i've had for the past year, and that's gotten progressively worse?

What are some natural topical products to get rid of the acne i've had for the past year, and that's gotten progressively worse?

Use a real Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-hygiene and non-lifestyle related disease that you need to manage with something more than lemon or honey. It's getting worse and if you want to be successful at your job interviews, you need to be rid of it. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of illegal drugs that can cause early rheumatoid arthritis or bone deterioration more than others?

Are there certain types of illegal drugs that can cause early rheumatoid arthritis or bone deterioration more than others?

Many!: Smoking pot impairs healing, as does cigarettes. Narcotics may provide pain relief, but they demotivate and lower testosterone in men. Certainly no illicit drugs such as meth, cocaine, etc. Help the process and/or impair treatment, as does the money wasted! ...Read more

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Can phosphatidylserine improve memory and cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease?

Can phosphatidylserine improve memory and cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease?

Phosphatidylserine (fos-fuh-tie-dul-SER-een) is a dietary supplement that has received some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other memory problems: Several studies with phosphatidylserine indicate improved cognitive abilities and behaviors. However, improvements lasted only a few months and were seen in people with the least severe symptoms. Initially, phosphatidylserine supplements were derived from the brain cells of cows. But because of concerns about mad cow disease, most manufacturers now produce the supplements from soy or cabbage derivatives. Preliminary studies have shown that plant-based phosphatidylserine supplements may also offer benefits, but more research is needed. However, no modern studies have continued to focus on phosphatidylserine, suggesting its limited effect. Keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration doesn't require manufacturers to provide evidence of the potential risks and benefits of phosphatidylserine — or of any supplement. Consult your doctor before starting any dietary supplement. ...Read more

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What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?

What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?

Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs.This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it. ...Read more

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Ocp was given to treat vaginal discharge for 3 months.Course over no improvemnt.It is worsening with bleeding if i take tablets.What to do?

Ocp was given to treat vaginal discharge for 3 months.Course over no improvemnt.It is worsening with bleeding if i take tablets.What to do?

Get tested: Vaginal discharge can be caused by a variety of things: bacterial infection, yeast infection, irritation, vitamin deficiencies. Speak to your doctor about getting tested. Make sure that a culture is taken of the vagina and that it is tested for bacteria (group b strep, vaginosis, etc.) and yeast. Blood tests for vitamin deficiencies- such as folate, vitamin d, beta carotene, etc. Can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

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Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...Read more

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Any treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy?

Any treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Treatment for multifocal motor neuropathy varies. Some individuals experience only mild, modest symptoms and require no treatment. For others, treatment generally consists of intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) or immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye sight deterioration?

How can I prevent eye sight deterioration?

Part of aging: By your question I assume you mean needing reading glasses or bifocals as we get older. This is a normal part of aging whereby the eyes lose some their ability to focus. Some Stay away from surgery or laser as the results are unpredictable.Some people get by with one contact for readingbut you need to be highly motivated. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs I should avoid to prevent worsening my svt?

Are there any herbs I should avoid to prevent worsening my svt?

Not aware of any: As far as herbs, I am not aware of any that could worsen your svt. Definitely stay away from stimulants such as caffeine, pseudoefedrine (sudafed) and phenylephrine (pe) as they could trigger an episode of svt ...Read more

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Can i get lasik surgery to correct deteriorating vision due to old age?

Can i get lasik surgery to correct deteriorating vision due to old age?

Depends : If the decline is due to cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or some other eye disease, then lasik surgery will not help. If you are talking about loss of reading vision with age or distance glasses prescription, then lasik may be helpful. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the genetic links with MS and motor neurone disease (als)?

None : Als and ms are completely different disorders, and have no known common genetic profiles. ...Read more

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I've had unexplained worsening pain/aches in legs since a child.More so at rest.My father has same issue. Never knew cause.Is there hereditary causes?

I've had unexplained worsening pain/aches in legs since a child.More so at rest.My father has same issue. Never knew cause.Is there hereditary causes?

Sure, & some people : Never know they have them, unless they develop progressive weakness, fatigue or other symptoms. There are charcot-marie-tooth disorders that affect peripheral nerves & other disorders that impact the muscle's ability to sustain function or utilize energy. It's certainly worth asking your doctor for referral to a geneticist at a major medical center near you. ...Read more

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70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?

70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?

Minimal Risks: Cataract surgery has advanced such that risks are minimal, but not non-existant. You should only consider surgery if your life-style is being significantly limited by deteriorating vision. Contact your state ophthalmological society to get names of highly skilled cataract surgeons. ...Read more

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How to treat deteriorating disks Disease?

Depends: on how bad it is. Excessive weight is definitely a risk factor for this- so get your weight into the ideal range. Excessive lifting can also cause worsening. ...Read more

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I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?

Injury and the neck: A falling accident can lead to a neck injury. Even if the muscles of the neck are strained without a direct injury there can be some changes later down the road. the neck is a little different than other parts of the body because it holds your head up all the time. It rarely rests. ...Read more

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What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life.  How do I stop it and interact more with life?

Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read more

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