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Staggering Gait (Overview)

Staggering gait is a pattern of walking where the center of balance is off and the person is unable to walk in a straight line.


Staggering Gait (Overview)

Staggering gait is a pattern of walking where the center of balance is off and the person is unable to walk in a straight line.


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Would a staggering gait be a sign that someone is on drugs?

Would a staggering gait be a sign that someone is on drugs?

Nonspecific: Could be alcohol or drug intoxication, but could also be a hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, multiple sclerosis, inner ear problems, a multitude of other neurological conditions, narcolepsy with cataplexy, anemia, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia. So, a variety of considerations, as gait imbalance can be caused by many different problems. ...Read more

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Would a staggering gait be a sign that someone is on drugs?

Nonspecific: Could be alcohol or drug intoxication, but could also be a hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, multiple sclerosis, inner ear problems, a multitude of other neurological conditions, narcolepsy with cataplexy, anemia, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia. So, a variety of considerations, as gait imbalance can be caused by many different problems. ...Read more

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Can someone be born with a staggering gait?

Sort of: You can , but it's grounds for a neurologic work up. Generally if there is a gait anomaly, there is either a musculoskeletal problem or a neurologic issue that needs to be looked at. It may be a static issue, meaning something unlikely to change, but it should be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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I am using 2 donors this cycle, inseminating each every other day, staggering days with each one. IE Donor 1 on days 1,3, 5, etc. Is this alright?

I am using 2 donors this cycle, inseminating each every other day, staggering days with each one. IE Donor 1 on days 1,3, 5, etc. Is this alright?

No! Not really: I'm sorry, this "sounds like" a good idea but it is not - this actually increases the chance of polyspermy (egg fertilized by more than one sperm) - which will not be a viable pregnancy. It might work but NOT a good idea. A fertility specialist can help you sort this thru, it would be worth talking with an expert. Good wishes! ...Read more

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Is it OK to take Sudafed and Sudafed PE together? Staggering the doses wouldn't feel as awful in the last bit of time before another 12-hour pill.

Is it OK to take Sudafed and Sudafed PE together? Staggering the doses wouldn't feel as awful in the last bit of time before another 12-hour pill.

NO: I would not mix these two forms of the same medicine since you cannot rely on the extended form being absorbed correctly and OVERDOSE of Sudafed is VERY dangerous (heart...blood pressure) My opinion only! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can we stagger the vaccination schedule for our newborn? Is it necessary to give all the shots according to schedule? What're the risks in staggering?

Can we stagger the vaccination schedule for our newborn? Is it necessary to give all the shots according to schedule? What're the risks in staggering?

Its child abuse: I find the kids recover from 5 shots almost as quickly as 1, and the idea of taking an infant in every week for staggered shots is, to me child abuse. Playboy bunnies and a few physicians offer this an untested way to avoid "problems" that have been disproven. It also increases the chance the kid will miss vaccines along the way. ...Read more

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Gait (Definition)

Gait is the way locomotion is achieved using our limbs. Gait is defined as "bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of human body, in which there is alternate movements of different segments of the body" . Different gaits are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, ...Read more