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Worst Friedreichs Ataxia Symptom
Usually not: Ataxia refers to a dyscoordination where a person has trouble with gait, balance, fine motor activity. Nocturnal cramping, particularly of the legs, is usually due to an electrolyte imbalance such as low potassium. When one runs, it depletes the potassium stores in the leg muscles. That is why many runners use the gatorade type drinks to replenish their electrolytes. ...Read more
Ataxia means movements without coordination. People with ataxia have incoordination because the parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are not working properly. Ataxia can be associated with infections, injuries, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Ataxias may be hereditary ...Read more
Ataxia: The first symptom to appear is usually difficulty walking. The ataxia gradually worsens and slowly spreads to the arms and the trunk. There is often loss of sensation in the extremities, which may spread to other parts of the body. Slowness and slurring of speech develops and can get progressively worse. Many people with later stages of friedreich’s ataxia develop hearing and vision loss. ...Read more
Ataxia: Typically balance and coordination are affected first. Incoordination of hands, arms, and legs, and slurring of speech are other common symptoms. Walking becomes difficult and is characterized by walking with feet placed further apart to compensate for poor balance. Impaired coordination of the arms and hands affect a person's ability to perform tasks requiring fine motor control such as writing. ...Read more
I woke up Saturday with symptoms of ataxia is this an emergency?I have spinal problems this has occurred twice before can last a few hrs to a few days
Worth evaluation: Consult your primary care or a neurologist. This may be a symptom of a more serious problem. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Many components: This is a recessive inherited disorder with many manifestations, most starting in early childhood including ataxic (drunken like) walking, peculiar eye tracking motions which inhibit learning, telangiectasia which are dilated blood vessels especially prominent on the eyes but also in sun exposed areas, and many other problems. Your pediatrician can help with diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Yes: Neurological complications of gluten enteropathy are rare but recognized. Cerebellar involvement is one of the recognized syndromic manifestations. A neurologist should be consulted. Strict dietary compliance doesn't prevent these complications although as noted they are rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the relation between the nature and symptoms of xeroderma pigmentosum and ataxia telangiectasia ?
Deficiency in some : part of cell mechanisms that detect & repair damage to DNA molecules that encode their genome occur in 5 inherited diseases: ataxia-telangiectasia (AT), Fanconi anemia, Bloom syndrome, Cockayne syndrome & Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP).7 different mutant repair genes cause XP; types A, C, D & E are on Chromosome 9q.22. Mutations in ATM genes cause AT. Groups A,C,D & E are on Chromosome 11q2. ...Read more
My wife woke up with stroke like symptoms. I took her tothe emergency room. She was diagnosed with ataxia.Ct scan and MRI showed nothing. What should I do?
Can a person have gluten ataxia with a negative IgA antibody and a negative villa biopsy? No sign of cerebellum damage but has cervical vertigo?
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
Making adjustments: Although progressive, this condition is usually only slowly progressive. This allows sufferers to learn tricks to adapt themselves, alter their environments, educate their friends & families about what to expect & how to assist them. Balance and lower extremity weakness are the main issues which can be compensated. ...Read more
Although there is : currently no cure or effective treatment 4 Friedreich's ataxia, many of the symptoms & complications can B treated 2help individuals maintain optimal functioning as long as possible. Psychotherapy may also help the individual and their family cope with the disorder. Read more about it: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/friedreichs_ataxia/detail_friedreichs_ataxia.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friedreich's ataxia, can you tell me some more information about what this is and how it's treated?
Degerative dis: A variety of Spino cerebellar degeneration is named after the German specialist FREIDRICH It can be hereditary and can only be treated with rehab and physical therapy It starts around age 12 and progresses,though the rate of deterioration is varied ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Fa is the most common hereditary ataxia. It is due in most to trinucleotide repeat expansions in the first intron of the frataxin gene resulting in a deficiency of the protein.Treament is symptomatic of the many associated complications. Molecular analysis is essential to prevent its occurrence in subsequent generations. ...Read more
Yes: Just don't attempt while driving or in public ...Read more