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Unsteady Gait Due To Alcoholism
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
Unsteady gait: lack of balance when walking.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need advice on 5mm prominent structure on mri. Possible jugular bulb. All prior mris have been ok. Symptoms, facial differences and unsteady gait.
Neuroradiologist: Make sure the study was read by a neuroradiologist. If the radiologist who read it has group associates with neuroradiology training they will usually be happy to provide a second look at your study without cost. ...Read more
Early ovarian: failure can lead to irregular menstruation. Any illness frankly can cause you to have irregular periods and unsteady gait. Check your nutrition, then make sure you don't have an infection such as vaginitis or sinusitis. Then check a pregnancy test. If negative, proceed to your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
See below: A normal gait is a very complex and fluid set of movements. The arms move synchronously with the opposite leg, the ankles nearly touch, and the heel strikes first. A normal gait requires the integration of the following systems: visual, vestibular, auditory, cerebellar, basal ganglia, sensory, and muscular. An abnormality in any one of the systems can cause a problem with gait and can lead to fall. ...Read more
My neurologist said tremors, speaking issues and unsteady gait were due to nerves in my brain. Is there a medical term for this?
It depend what: It depend what the cause of that it is not normal, please check it out. ...Read more
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more
I have unsteady gait for the past 10 months. Mri brain and neck discovered growth within the pineal region. Myoclonic jerks during sleep?
Your treating : Physician would be the best person to answer any concerns you have and what treatment options ate available for you since he would have all the lab results , diagnostic studies on hand. Good luck! ...Read more
38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.
Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then i would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then i would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
53 forgetful unsteady gait and shakes . TSH levels r slightly high and all cholesterol levels r high vit B /D low, CT showed atropy white matter chg?
B12: Needs to be maintained above 550 for at least 6 months before one would expect to see any recovery from the sensory ataxia (balance issues) I recommend use of methcyanocobalmine or sublingual B12. Memory problems take a while to recover as well. low Vit D is thought to cause dementia as will hypothyroidism www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
4 mths and counting of unsteadiness/lightheadedness 24/7 since 1 night of binge drinking at a wedding.Not a regular heavy drinker. No gait issues. ?
He has early stage dementia due to chronic alcoholism, diagnosed in 2011. He is vulgar & inappropriate lately. Is this normal w/dementia?
Yes: Unfortunately with dementias one often loses the ability to stop inappropriate social behaviors including the ones mentioned. The behavior is primarily physiological in this context. Measures to help him feel safer and medications which might enhance inhibitory circuits could be tried. I am not aware of any "magic bullets" for this but I would avoid shaming or confrontations. Try singing!? ...Read more
That is: Possible for a number of reasons.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many detriments: Medical problems from alcoholism include: depression, anxiety, suicide, liver failure, encephalopathy (brain problems), malnutrition, heart problems, ulcers, lung problems, aspiration pneumonias, esophageal problems, GI bleeding, kidney disease, bladder cancers, intestinal cancers, other cancers, bone marrow suppression, (need we go further?). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alcoholism causes: chronic damage to lots of systems, the most notable are kidney and liver--those being the two systems most engaged in eliminating the toxic substances that ethanol becomes (acetaldehyde to acetic acid to acetyl-CoA.). Permanent brain damage (Korsakov's syndrome) can result from chronic exposure to ethanol and its nor-metabolites. Let the body deal with its own ethanol from natural digestion... ...Read more
It helps: An "intervention" is often the first step in treating alcoholism or addiction. The most important aspect, however, is the persons own desire to do something about their "disease". An intervention typically involves a period of in-patient rehabilitation, followed by support groups(such as aa), sometimes therapy and there a host of medicines that may aid in helping one to stop drinking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Agree w Dr. Pappas: If a person is going through withdrawal after stopping alcohol use – detoxification in an inpatient setting (sometimes outpatient) may be needed. Attending a rehabilitation program (in or outpatient) is optimum. Basing sobriety on Alcoholics Anonymous can be effective. Some work with an addiction medicine specialist or an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In many ways: Your child may feel neglected by your drinking or embarassed by you. He may choose to follow your example and begin drinking himself. There are many self help groups for families of alcoholics that he can turn to for support. The fact that you have recognized that it may affect your child may be a good first step in getting control over your drinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, there is help: Medications alone are not sufficient for achieving sobriety. One must learn to cope with life's challenges, disappointments, awkward moments, losses, victories, etc. By responding in ways that don't involve alcohol or other substances. There is a role for medications in treating alcohol dependence, especially at the beginning of a journey toward sobriety, but personal learning is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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