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.

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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...

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...

What does cerebellar degeneration mean?

Cerebellar degen. See: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.Htm. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

I have cerebellar degeneration what does that mean?

Cerebellar degen. See: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.Htm. Read more...

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...

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...