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What is the best treatment for spinocerebellar ataxia? Do we have some medicine available to slow or stop it's progress?

Only for symptoms. These are group of genetic disorders and there is no cure and no medicine to stop the progression of these diseases.You can be prescribed meds for system control like tremors, depression, stiffness, and spasticity etc.Rehabilitatipn therapies can be used , to improve some functioning ability. Read more...
No cure, but. Many of the conditions can be analyzed via genetic profiles, and this may help future family planning. Treatment may help, and some meds, especially Buspirone can control some of the ataxia, but this is tough. Have found weighted bracelets over wrists and ankles benefit many. Also, contact nat institutes of health, as research studies may be available. Read more...

Can you tell me how spinocerebellar ataxia affect the other organ systems?

Part of the problem. There are different types of spino-cerebellar ataxia syndromes. Many of them have involvement of the autonomic nervous system producing problems with the normal function of many organs in the thorax, abdomen and pelvix, beside changes if the muscle tone and coordination. Genetic studies will determine the specific type. Thanks. Read more...

Can you tell me how can spinocerebellar ataxia affect the other organ systems?

Surely. Classic model is Freidrich's ataxia, associated with scoliosis, cardiomyopathy, retinitis pigments, hearing loss, and cataracts. Another disorder. olivopontocerebellar ataxia might cause autonomic issues, such as orthostatic hypertension. So, yes, we do encounter systemic associations with many of these disorders. Read more...

Could pregnant women who suffer from spinocerebellar ataxia get worse after labor and delivery?

Rather unlikely. Spinocerebellar ataxia is a hereditary condition which is not affected either positively or adversely by pregnancy, labor or delivery, or even breast feeding. Read more...

Dx dysautonomia. Breathing difficulties. Does having both genes - Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1)ATXN1 rs697739 C CC +/+ mean something?

Peut-etre ... non. Dysautonomia is not normally associated with SCA. It is smart to treat the dysautonomia symptoms. Do you know to do this? If that is going well, then I have no advice. What is the reason you had testing for the SCA1 genes? Do you have trouble walking, or does someone in your family have trouble walking? If may be helpful to know. For now though, this may have no significance. Read more...

Anyone know what is a similar disease to motor neurone and spinocerebellar ataxia?

Usually not similar. Motor neuron disease and spinocerebellar ataxia (sca) are very different diseases. The former affects motor neurons that control voluntary muscle activity, while the latter are a group (nearly 60 different ones currently) of disease that are progressive, degenerative, and affect coordination. Sca-36 does have ataxia in combination with motor neuron disease, but this is the exception not the rule. Read more...

How does spinocerebellar ataxia affect the other systems?

Too many to answer. The spinocerebellar ataxias (sca) are inherited conditions with ataxia & other symptoms. I believe that nearly 60 different scas currently identified. The different scas involve different genes and have different symptoms. Some may look parkinsonian. Sca-17 has prominent dementia without knowing which sca, this question is impossible to answer. A local movement disorder neurologist can help you. Read more...

How can the spinocerebellar ataxia harm people?

Many ways. Spinocerebellar ataxia (sca) is rare. There are many types of sca described. Some have mild symptoms with imbalance, numbness and clumsiness. Other types can lead to major disability. You doctor can run some test to determine the type of sca. Check http://neuromuscular.Wustl.Edu/ataxia/domatax.Html for updated information. Read more...

What can cause spinocerebellar ataxia?

Variety of causes... The causes of spinocerebellar ataxia span several pages, but can be categorized as: hereditary, infectious, medication-related, alcohol-related, traumatic, vitamin deficiency related, etc. The start of an evaluation for ataxia includes a detailed neurological exam by a movement disorder specialist and a brain MRI to see whether the cerebellum is indeed shrinking. Read more...