What Are The Potential Signs Of Spinocerebellar Ataxia?

Spinocerebellar ataxia seems to be a genetic disease with many subtypes. However, the most common appears to be SCA3. The disease may be passed from parent to child. Individuals with the gene mutations that cause it may sometimes be asymptomatic. Of course, the warning signs may appear at any point. They seem to be able to worsen at any point as well. Symptoms may affect an individual's movement, vision, and learning, among other functions.

There does not seem to be a cure for spinocerebellar ataxia. However, patients may receive treatment to manage their symptoms. This may include physical therapy for spinocerebellar ataxia. Another option may be assistive devices such as wheelchairs for ataxia. In the end, however, patients may need to review their symptoms and understand them to determine the best spinocerebellar ataxia treatment.

Coordination And Balance Problems 

The first warning signs of this condition seem to be problems with balance and coordination. They appear to be quite common, regardless of the patient's specific form of this disorder. The reason may be that the cerebellum is the part of the brain with control over movement. Patients may often have problems walking naturally. Others may believe that they look clumsy. It seems that turning is especially challenging.

Balance issues may appear even when standing. The cause and severity may change between patients. However, it seems a major trigger is the cerebellum's deterioration. There may be several secondary causes in cases like this. One example appears to be episodic vertigo, which can cause balance loss and dizziness. The episodes of this seem to last from minutes to hours.

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