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Doctor insights on: Sudden Loss Of Coordination In Children

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Coordination (Definition)

Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect ...Read more


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Are there symptoms to predict the sudden loss of coordination?

Are there symptoms to predict the sudden loss of coordination?

Loss of coordination: The loss of coordination is itself a symptom, and sometimes a sign. There are many ways coordination can be impaired, from inner ear problems to brain stem strokes, to acute drug toxicity (including alcohol). More information is needed. I suggest you discuss the problem with your doctor or a neurologist. If you are abruptly, severely impaired, I suggest going to to an emergency department. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden loss of coordination?

What is the treatment for sudden loss of coordination?

Function loss: The most important thing to do for sudden loss of coordination -- or any sudden neurological symptom -- is to get immediate and thorough medical/neurological evaluation. This may be in an emergency room, where the person can be examined by skilled physicians plus have quick access to head ct scans and other studies that help with diagnosis. ...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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Could it be something bad if I have loss of coordination?

Could it be something bad if I have loss of coordination?

Could be: See the answer to balance question significant and persistent loss of coordination should be investigated! ...Read more

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How fast can I make my loss of coordination go away?

How fast can I make my loss of coordination go away?

More info needed: This question cannot be answered without knowing how and why your coordination was lost in the first place! ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting loss of coordination?

Are some people more prone to getting loss of coordination?

Yes: There are progressive degenerative diseases of the cerebellum or those tracts from the cerebellum which can cause loss of coordination. There are also other causes such as tumor, trauma, infection, and others. A neurologist can help you sort these out. ...Read more

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About once a month, I get loss of coordination. Is that ok or bad?

About once a month, I get loss of coordination. Is that ok or bad?

See a Dr.: I don't know youur age but coordination is related to the cerebellum and the inner ear. See your pcp or a neurologst. ...Read more

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How to deal with any dizziness or loss of coordination. Am I ok?

Thorough Evaluation: Get checked out as dizziness, vertigo and coordination issues can be caused by some serious conditions. It may be wise to be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause a loss of coordination?

Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause a loss of coordination?

Yes due to dizziness: Dizziness, however, is rare and for some people they would have a mild problem with incoordination due to having a racing heartbeat. ...Read more

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I've been having dull headaches, loss of coordination and feeling tired all the time. What could this be?

A reason 2 see a Dr: I don't mean to be trite, but your symptoms sound significant enough that you should see a doctor. Loss of coordination could be due to some type of neurologic problem. You could be anemic, your thyroid could be abnormal. Too many items to list.
Do yourself a favor and see a physician. ...Read more

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Why am I having fainting spells, headaches, loss of coordination, and blurry vision?

Why am I having fainting spells, headaches, loss of coordination, and blurry vision?

Syncope: Is serious. You should not drive.

You should see a doctor.

If progressive see the er doc. ...Read more

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What to do if invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) has messed up my memory? It also causes loss of coordination and balance

Drug side effects: If you notice side effects from any medication, be sure to tell your prescribing doc and ask about/for alternatives & options. Of note, benzodiazepines like Klonopin (clonazepam) can also mess up memory & cause loss of coordination & balance. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 year old petite female, with a horrible diet also. I keep having these bouts before eating times of dizziness, weakness, loss of coordination, a light shaky feeling throughout my body but physically shows in my hands. What could it be?

I'm a 26 year old petite female, with a horrible diet also. I keep having these bouts before eating times of dizziness, weakness, loss of coordination, a light shaky feeling throughout my body but physically shows in my hands. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can Percocet cause weakness and loss of coordination in your hands?

Can Percocet cause weakness and loss of coordination in your hands?

Not a side effect: It is very doubtful that you can blame Percocet for hand symptoms, and far more likely, there is an independent cause which is unrelated. Have your doctor examine you and suggest some interventions. ...Read more

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2 nested Pyrex containers hit left temple no confusion, loss of coordination etc. Mild headache, nausea. What are signs to be concerned about?

2 nested Pyrex containers hit left temple no confusion, loss of coordination etc. Mild headache, nausea. What are signs to be concerned about?

Watch for concussion: Symptoms that can happen minutes to hours after a concussion include:

Memory loss – People sometimes forget what caused their injury, as well as what happened right before and after the injury.
●Confusion
Headache
Dizziness or trouble with balance
●Nausea or vomiting
●Feeling sleepy
●Acting cranky, strangely, or out of sorts. So seek medical attention if you have all of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

Nerve or vasculature: The evolution described makes me wonder about either a vascular or neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, although other mechanisms might be considered. Have your doctor thoroughly evaluate and design the next step. Put volleyball on hold until this is clarified. ...Read more

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It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

You need to see a doctor.: Undoubtedly, you have experienced a lot of stress in the recent past and presently have a child to care for, which does not help. Not withstanding the possibility of a PTSD / anxiety related disorder, my recommendation is that you see any physician in your vicinity. Family Med, Internal Med, Neurologist, ENT, etc. You begin by telling them of your current poor balance, loss of coordination, dizziness and extremity numbness only. This warrants an MRI of the head. You need a physical exam and some bloodwork done. Based on your evaluation and the test results, that physician will direct you to the necessary specialist if it is indeed warranted. ...Read more

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I have mild loss of cervical lordosis. My symptoms are imbalance and poor coordination...Brain MRI was clear. What could be the cause of these symptoms?

Ear Dysfunction: Please keep going to your health care provider. This could be related to inner ear dysfunction (labyrinthitis), but other diseases are also possible. A consultation with a neurologist may be helpful.

Loss of cervical lordosis can relate to muscle spasm, among other causes. ...Read more

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What can cause poor coordination?

Poor coordination: Damage, degeneration or loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle coordination, called the Cerebellum. Examples are Head trauma, Stroke, TIA, MS, Cerebral palsy, Tumors, Toxins, Vitamin E or B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Poor coordination?

What is the definition or description of: Poor coordination?

Coordination is the: Ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently. Poor coordination is when the parts are not working together properly. It may result in poor balance and impaired purposeful actions. Causes may include genetics, infections, injuries, toxins, effects of medical/neurological conditions, and side effects to medications. Medical/neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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What can cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy, bright child?

What can cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy, bright child?

Poor coordination: In a healthy child, who has been thoroughly tested, and has no past medical history to suggest a cause, poor coordination is usually related to low muscle tone, genetics and can be helped by an early intervention program that includes occupational therapy and /or physical therapy. Remember there are all degrees of athletic success and not every child will become a major league baseball player. ...Read more

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What could potentially cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy and bright child?

What could potentially cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy and bright child?

Lot of options: Hard to say without more details about the child. Possibly a toxic exposure, infection or post infectious issue. Definately need to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage in my neck, numbness and burning in my right thigh and poor coordination and muscle strength?

I have nerve damage in my neck, numbness and burning in my right thigh and poor coordination and muscle strength?

Several issues?: First, the problem in right thigh sounds c/w meralgia paresthetica, an issue with the lat femoral cutaneous nerve. The muscle issues could be secondary to nerve compression in neck, but beware of spinal cord compression as another explanation. Get a thorough neurological or neurosurgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can abilify (aripiprazole) cause permanent muscle mass loss and lost of coordination with limbs?

Can abilify (aripiprazole) cause permanent muscle mass loss and lost of coordination with limbs?

Discuss w/ Dr!!!: There are reports of muscle stiffness or rigidness but long term loss is different - definitely talk w/ Dr about your concerns. Your worry might become a problem if you don't learn to ask? S whenever you get a Rx and knowing how to get the best benefits. I'd urge you to seek a good health psychologist for mgmt of medical issues - health anxiety. ...Read more

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20 y/o, F, born 3 1/2 months premature. I have severe issues with cognition, memory loss and hand-eye coordination. What kind of doctor should I see?

20 y/o, F, born 3 1/2 months premature. I have severe issues with cognition, memory loss and hand-eye coordination. What kind of doctor should I see?

A neuropsychologist: Or a neurologist is a good bet, but you still might want to simply start with a general practitioner. Specialists may be easier to find in big cities - good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about permanent hearing loss in young children?

Can you tell me about permanent hearing loss in young children?

Info: We only have 400 characters to respond to this question, and this subject is a lengthy discussion. Here is some info about hearing loss in children.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/ ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of mild hearing loss in small children?

Please explain what are some symptoms of mild hearing loss in small children?

See an ENT: Having to have the tv loud or having things repeated a lot amy indicate mild hearing loss. Having to speak to the child looking at them so the child can see your lis (may be more than mild hearing loss at that point). Many small children have "selective hearing" which is not a hearing loss at all.. If you are really concerned, see and ENT doc and have the hearing tested. It is an easy thing to do. ...Read more

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Advice? When counseling children in grief of loss what are the precautions to take?

Advice? When counseling children in grief of loss what are the precautions to take?

Some Thoughts: Don't force agenda. Children grieve their own timetable. They may be playing happily one minute, & ready to talk the next.
Let child pick communication style. Some kids prefer to let puppets or stuffed animals "talk" it out for them. Some express in art. Talking may be easier while walking, looking through pictures.
Answer the question, even if it is a really hard one
see below for more. ...Read more

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I'm a female that is 26 years old I have 4 children I weight 260 pounds how do I loss weight please help me I have become depressed about my size

I'm a female that is 26 years old I have 4 children I weight 260 pounds how do I loss weight please help me I have become depressed about my size

Counting: Counting calories and keeping a food journal can be two of the most effective ways to lose weight. Being accountable for what you put in your mouth by writing it down and being aware of calorie values will make you think about what you are eating. It is important to eat a good variety of foods, so as long as you count your calories, nothing necessarily has to be "off-limits". Get a kitchen scale and weigh your foods in order to know exactly how much you are eating and therefore how many calories. The healthiest diets involve whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish and moderate dairy. Sugars and added oils/butter should be used sparingly. You need to eat at least three meals a day, though some people will advocate more frequent, smaller meals. A typical sedentary woman your age needs to eat 1800cal/day. Since you have 4 little ones you are probably running around a bit which means you can probably eat slightly more - up to 2000 cal/day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Loss Of Coordination (Definition)

Loss of coordination is a symptom in which some parts of a person's body should but do not work together in a coordinated way. One example is when several muscles move in an uncoordinated manner, ...Read more