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Suggest Management For Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Hi Sir, Goodmorning.My name is Lakshmi Narayana,25years.I am suffering from Spino cerebellar Ataxia.Symptomss are getting increased for the last 3 years before that I can balance myself even though i am walking on ups and downs surface,no shivering of hands happen for fine movements.Now I could not sign. Please suggest to which doctor I have to consult and what type of treatment I have to undergo
Wed, 22 Apr 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

More than 100 types of causes for spino-cerebellar ataxia. But there is no specific drug to treat the disease. But palliative therapy and supportive care may useful like:
1. Physical therapy to help your coordination and enhance your mobility
2. Occupational therapy to help you with daily living tasks, such as feeding yourself
3. Speech therapy to improve speech and aid swallowing.

Please consult with your neurophysician he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Neurologist Dr. Shiva Kumar R's  Response
Hello,

You need detailed investigations to find the cause of the disease. It can be related to structural problems in the brain and spinal cord, degenerative disorders and genetic problems. MRI of the brain and spinal cord helps to rule out many causes. Medications depends on the cause of the disease.

I personally feel you should also see a neurologist for a detailed evaluation and investigations like MRI, nerve conduction study and few blood tests. Continue to do physical exercises to keep your muscles and gait healthy.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shiva Kumar R., Neurologist
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Suggest Management For Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Hello, More than 100 types of causes for spino-cerebellar ataxia. But there is no specific drug to treat the disease. But palliative therapy and supportive care may useful like: 1. Physical therapy to help your coordination and enhance your mobility 2. Occupational therapy to help you with daily living tasks, such as feeding yourself 3. Speech therapy to improve speech and aid swallowing. Please consult with your neurophysician he will examine and treat you accordingly. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist