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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Neurology / Neuroscience Multiple Sclerosis Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Ataxia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments


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Ataxia is a lack of muscle coordination which may affect speech, eye movements, the ability to swallow, walking, picking up objects, and other voluntary movements.
Many different things can cause ataxia, including multiple sclerosis, head trauma, alcohol abuse, stroke, cerebral palsy, genetics, or tumor. Ataxia may also be a symptom associated with certain infections.
There are many types of ataxia. In this article, we will discuss some of the more common types, causes, and available treatments.
Contents of this article:
  1. Types
  2. Causes
  3. Symptoms
  4. Diagnosis
  5. Treatments
Fast facts on ataxia
Here are some key points about ataxia. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.
  • Ataxia can be caused by a wide range of factors
  • Symptoms can include poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, and hearing problems
  • Diagnosis of ataxia can be challenging and often involves a range of tests
  • Although ataxia is not always curable, symptoms can often be alleviated

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