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What Kind Of Pills Or Treatment Can Somebody Get For Cerebellar Syndrome
Need more info: Cerebellum is the part of the brain..Integrates input from the other parts of brain and body. More details about what is being described as cerebellar syndrome. ...Read more
Imbalance: The "cerebellar syndrome" refers to imbalance, primarily when walking, known as ataxia. If the cerebellar dysfunction is temporary, imbalance may improve. If disease is progressive, ataxia worsens. Recently cognitive functions have been discovered which are modified by the cerebellum but these are not considered in the "cerebellar syndrome". ...Read more
Incoordination: There are several features of people with cerebellar dysfunction with symptoms ranging from walking incoordination, hand incoordination, inability to do alternating movements, eye dysfunction and multiple others. Basically, your cerebellum coordinates the complex movements of your body and therefore cerebellar syndrome is a dysfunction of that coordination. It can be much more complex than this. ...Read more
Stroke: Pica occlusion can cause a complex brainstem cerebellar syndrome, and is usually a consequence of obstruction in the vertebral-basilar circulation at the base of brain. Although many meds will be useful, a combination of physical therapy, vestibular rehab, and occupational therapy will often be best. Do not neglect medication to prevent future strokes, such as aggrenox. ...Read more
Depends on size: Cerebellar hemorrhages can be life threatening if they are large and/or are causing compression of the brainstem. Large hemorrhages often require surgery to remove the blood clot. If the hemorrhage is small, it can usually be observed and will resolve over time. The underlying cause of the hemorrhage (avm, aneurysm, tumor or long standing hypertension) should be investigated. ...Read more
Stevens Johnson synd: Erythema multiforme is a type of hypsersensitivity reaction that occurs in response to medications, infections, or illness. Medications include: barbiturates, penicillins, phenytoin, sulfonamides. Infections include: herpes simplex, mycoplasma. Treatment of severe symptoms may include: antibiotics to control any skin infections; corticosteroids to control inflammation; sometimes IV immunoglobulin. ...Read more
Support: Once you detox and are sober, you need to join a support group. Alcoholics anonymous and celebrate recovery are two excellent organizations that help people deal with alcohol addiction. I would suggest making arrangements to join a group as you are planning your entry into detox. They might be able to visit you in the detox center and help with your transition to home as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Practice: Doing various exercises that practice balance help delay cerebellar insufficiency. ...Read more
Suffering from diffuse cerebral and cerebellar atropy, any good treatment is there for this atropy..... ?
Depends: If your atrophy is due to alcohol, stop drinking, and supplement thiamine. If this is due to hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, there is truly no good treatment. If this is due to multiple sclerosis, see a specialist in the ms field. If you have cognitive or coordination issues, there are therapies available to help you cope. Need to see a neurologist, get a diagnosis and proceed. ...Read more
Depends: If the cyst is causing pressure effects such as headaches, water on the brain, loss of balance or brainstem dysfunction, then the cyst should be drained or removed. If your cyst is not causing symptoms, simple observation may be all that's needed. Of course if the "cyst" is not truly a cyst but a cystic tumor, surgery is needed. ...Read more
If someone had a small medulloblastoma in cerebellum in feb, no treatment, would it be bigger by now and would there be serious symptoms?
I have cerebellum shrinkage because of the chicken pox vaccination and I have shakiness. What could be a treatment for this?
This is an...: ..Interesting question. Cerebellar ataxia is a *rare*side effect. "shakiness" is not the same thing as ataxia. Ataxia is an inability to coordinate balance, gait, and extremities.I doubt your cerebellum has shrunk. Who told you that it has, or that it is a side effect of the chicken pox vaccine? Was a scan done? If this is what you have been told, i would seek a second opinion for confirmation. ...Read more
Friend has had cerebellar infarction, MRI is: pundate hyperintense area in bilateral inf. Cereblr region, hypointense on t1, hyperintense on t2, retriction on div i s/o aorta enfarct. Best treatment?
MRI shows chronic infarct right cerebellar hemisphere and inferior vermis with internal hemorragic areas.TREATMENT & PROGNOS? TIME F COMPLT RECOVERY?
Depends upon cause: A cerebellar infarct in someone of your age would likely be due to an embolic cause. Considerations include vertebral dissection, valvular heart disease, or hypercoagulable state. The treatment is different in each case. As far as recovery, the human brain is quite plastic and will continue to improve as long as you stimulate it. In cerebellar disease special attention is paid to balance. ...Read more
My father 70 yrs. Cabg 1999. Hypertensive and dm -good control
diffuse cerebellar and cerebral atrophy & microvascular ischemic disorder - treatment?
No cure: The changes you describe are typical ct changes of most people over age 60 with dm and htn. There's nothing that will reverse those changes. To slow progression which is as inexorable as aging, keep the BP and cholesterol under meticulous control. Control of dm is important for other reasons but may not slow the vasular changes. Of course, no smoking. Good diet and regular exercise also help. ...Read more
What are symptoms of a person having serotinin syndrome; & how can we help him in way to the ER ? What kind of treatment does he get in the ER ?
Serotonin syndrome: Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include agitation, restlessness, nausea, diarrhea, fast heart rate, high blood pressure, sweating, hallucinations, shivering, tremor, confusion, and uncoordination. You can help him by keeping him calm on the way to the er. He will receive supportive care with iv's, diagnostic tests, and medications to contain the symptoms. Admission to the hospital may be needed. ...Read more
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