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    What causes unsteady gait and slurred speech?

Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: Have many medical problems--right now my problem is falling. I have fallen at least thirty times in
the last six months. Nothing was broken but have severe bruising. I am unsteady walking and sometimes
my speech is slurred. Can you help with a diagnosis?
Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ataxia?Parkinsonian disorder?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist, here to answer your query.

Unsteady gait can be due to several causes-including central causes like Atxia, Parkinsonian disorder, Vascular brain disease, spinal disease or peripheral disorders including nerve disorders.

Frankly speaking, neurological examination needs to be done to proceed further towards diagnosis.

Do you have any known disease?

I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with details in order to answer this well.

Dr.Ajay Panwar,
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