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What causes loss of coordination and an inability to walk?

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 2019 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: in last 6 months, noticed a loss of strength in my legs,along with loss of coordination, ability to walk smoothly, its as if I've had 3-4 drinks,.I can stub my toes more easily now if not careful...no other pains in my
legs,.loss of balance,coordination and ability to walk smoothly...much worse if its cold outside..
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Please provide additional information

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I can certainly understand your concern

I have worked through your attached query in detail

Before guiding you further, I would like to know the following

Do you consume alcohol or other addictive substances? If yes since how long and what is the quantity

Is there any associated history of medical disorders like Diabetes or Hypertension?

Are you currently taking any medication? if yes can you specify the names?

Have you taken any tests for your symptoms? If yes please upload their reports

Once I receive answers to these questions, I will guide you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 3 hours later
No history that I'am aware of,.alcohol,yes,.maybe ave a beer and 2-3 oz of whiskey per day,i do smoke,.and no other addictive drugs..
taking no medication..no tests done to this point, yet...try to workout at the gym
maybe 4 x per week....
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 5 hours later
Brief Answer:

It's important to rule out organic brain damage

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have worked through your attached query in detail

It's advisable to quite an intake of beer and whiskey.

Alcohol is known to have a serious impact on the brain and spinal cord resulting in motor symptoms

Considering your symptoms and Clinical history it's advisable to get MRI brain at the earliest to rule out organic brain pathology if any.

Additionally, it's advisable to screen yourself for the following.

Serum Vitamin B12 levels
Nerve conduction study of both lower limbs.

Consultation with a Neurophysician is most important for a detailed Neurological examination

Further management if any is largely based on test results.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 12 hours later
I responded to these questions 12 hrs ago...
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 4 hours later
Brief Answer:

Tests ordered to rule out organic brain pathology

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I can certainly understand your concern

I have seen your answers to my questions.

Based on your complete Clinical profile and symptoms ( muscle weakness), the possibility of an organic brain pathology should be ruled out.

Hence I ordered the relevant tests.

Further management if any is largely based on test results.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician
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