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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

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


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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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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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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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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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How do you get spino cerebellar degeneration disease?

How do you get spino cerebellar degeneration disease?

Spino cerebellar: There are many forms of spino-cerebellar disease. See http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/ataxia/ataxia. Htm for more detailed information. ...Read more

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How do you get a spino cerebellar degeneration disease?

How do you get a spino cerebellar degeneration disease?

Spino cerebellar deg: There are a number of causes of this disorder, some genetic, some environmental. For more information, see: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/ataxia/ataxia. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cerebellar degeneration?

What is the definition or description of: Cerebellar degeneration?

Cerebellar: Degeneration= deterioration of the cerebellum, due to a variety of causes ...Read more

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How to prevent cerebellar degeneration?

Not sure.: Don't know there is any proven method for preventing this, but drinking too much can certainly be a problem. ...Read more

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What is alcohol cerebellar degeneration like?

What is alcohol cerebellar degeneration like?

Cerebellar degenerat: Learn to try to search by search engines, "google it", then if not satisfied, contact us again. This subject is too broad to reply in a few words. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebellar degeneration?

What is the treatment for cerebellar degeneration?

Cerebellar degenerat: Cerebellar degeneration can happen from many causes, some reversible, some not. So the answer depends on what the cause is. Here is more information: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration. Htm. ...Read more

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What nutritional changes are ehlpful 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 is alcoholic cerebellar degeneration?

What is alcoholic cerebellar degeneration?

Special case: In people who have drunk a lot of alcohol, the upper half of the middle ("vermis") of the cerebellum shrinks ("superior vermal atrophy"), telling the radiologist or pathologist about alcohol use. Beyond contributing some to the overall clumsiness and perhaps personality problems of longtime heavy drinkers, this is not really an entity in itself. ...Read more

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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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How are cerebellar degeneration, cerebellar ataxia and paraneoplastic cerebellar related?

How are cerebellar degeneration, cerebellar ataxia and paraneoplastic cerebellar related?

Ataxia: Cerebellar degneration means that the part of the brain that controlls coordination and balance is losing cells and likely getting smaller. Ataxia is the clumsiness, imbalance, slurred speech and/or abnormal eye movements that can accompany cerebellar degeneration. A paraneoplastic cerebellar syndrome is when the body's immune response to cancer somewhere else damages the cerebellum "by mistake". ...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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When I research cerebellar degeneration, I find the terms cerebellar ataxia or paraneoplastic cerebellar. Are these all the same condition?

When I research cerebellar degeneration, I find the terms cerebellar ataxia or paraneoplastic cerebellar. Are these all the same condition?

Not the same: Cerebellar ataxia is the loss of coordination due to an illness affecting the cerebellum (as opposed to one affecting the spinal cord, corpus callosum, etc.) A paraneoplastic cerebellar condition is an illness of the cerebellum related to antibodies produced in response to a malignancy (i.e. cancer). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are ataxia, cerebellar or spinocerebellar degeneration?

What are ataxia, cerebellar or spinocerebellar degeneration?

Progressive disorder: Genetic and familial conditions can lead to a progressive degeneration of the cerebellum and brainstem structures. There are many different types. Multiple sclerosis can also cause progressive balance problems that can mimic degenerative disease. Tumors can also mimic degenerative disease. A quality MRI and good neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Husband has cerebellum degeneration due to chronic alcohol use, resides in nursing home. Lately he's not making sense, is this normal?

Husband has cerebellum degeneration due to chronic alcohol use, resides in nursing home. Lately he's not making sense, is this normal?

Dementia: Alcohol affects both the cerebellum and the cerebral functions, and alcohol brain atrophy is not unusual, and not surprising. "Is this normal"? Are you kidding? But would check B vitamin and D vitamin levels and at least check for other causes of dementia, such as Alzheimer's, but your husband has created his destiny by his habits. ...Read more

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My daughter is four n half year old she cannot walk n speech is not dere. Her diagnosis is cerebellum degeneration. We r having her physiotherapy since?

Your question??: You provided general information but did not ask a clear question. Please start over. Questions are not linked on the site & all must provide background & a clear question to be answered. ...Read more

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My daughter 4plus can't walk n neither talk. Her diagnosis is cerebellum degeneration. Having her physiotherapy since 3yr. Wht can I do for her? No improve

My daughter 4plus can't walk n neither talk. Her diagnosis is cerebellum degeneration. Having her physiotherapy since 3yr. Wht can I do for her? No improve

I'm sorry: The vast majority of cerebellar degeneration cases are not treatable; only a few have metabolic defects that can be addresses and I trust these were sought. The illness is caused by die-off of brain cells as in alzheimer's & I am sorry if you have been offered false hope. You have a right to know if this is the result of an identified genetic defect & if so how this can help you plan your family. ...Read more

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My mum has pns from breast cancer causing cerebellum dengeneration. I am 30 years old and want to know what I could do to prevent the same fate?

My mum has pns from breast cancer causing cerebellum dengeneration. I am 30 years old and want to know what I could do to prevent the same fate?

What fate?: Your mother developed paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration due to breast cancer. Not sure which "fate" you mean. Paraneoplastic syndromes are rare. You can't have a paraneoplastic syndrome without the neoplasm. So your concern should be about getting breast cancer. Your discussion should be with your mother's oncologist about your genetic predisposition to breast cancer if you haven't done so. ...Read more

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What is symptom of macular degeneration?

What is symptom of macular degeneration?

Decreased vision: Both the wet and dry forms of armd cause decrease in central vision. Distortion is often an early symptom and an amsler grid is a good self screening tool. Vision loss from the dry form is usually slowly progressive and lessor in degree than the wet form which can have very dramatic decrease in vision that is rapid and significant. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of macular degeneration?

What is the first symptom of macular degeneration?

Vision changes: The first symptom most people experience with macular degeneration is a change in vision. An amsler grid is a simple screening tool available for home use that can allow patients who are at risk for macular degeneration to monitor for such changes. ...Read more

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Is a symptom of macular degeneration the need for brighter light to see or can that occur with other conditions?

Is a symptom of macular degeneration the need for brighter light to see or can that occur with other conditions?

Yes and Yes: Macular degeneration can lead to the need for more light to read. So can cataract, the need for glasses, presbyopia, etc. ...Read more

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If review of lattice degeneration after 2 months in high myopic (symptom only floaters) still does not show any break/hole/tear, is rd very unlikely?

If review of lattice degeneration after 2 months in high myopic (symptom only floaters) still does not show any break/hole/tear, is rd very unlikely?

Uncommon: Lattice is a site of weakness and stress in the peripheral retina. It is the formation site of retinal detachment in some cases especially in trauma but sometimes without external cause. It is more common in higher myopes. You need to understand the symptoms of detachment and avoid head and eye trauma if possible. ...Read more

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Cerebellar Degeneration (Definition)

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