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Suffering with MND, no improvement with medicine, now have fully paralyzed right hand, affected throat. Help?

He is suffering with MND from last 2 and Half year and now his age is 72 Yrs. 5 Month back, he was having only issue with throat(Speaking problem ) and left hand palm was not working proper but when we took all reports and doctor found MND then we start medicine of MND ( Riluzole ) but after that he is having more problem. Now his right hand is fully paralysis and throat is more affected and left hand is as it is.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your relative has MND- motor neurone disease. At present, there is no cure for MND. Riluzole does not stop the disease progression, it may only help little bit in improving the muscle strength.

At present, please start Ryle's tube (nose-to-stomach food pipe) feeds, to prevent aspiration pneumonia.

Regular physiotherapy and exercises should also be done.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Fri, 13 Dec 2013
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