What Is the Hereditary Ataxia?

Q:
What is the hereditary ataxia?

A:
Some cases of ataxia are hereditary ataxias. That means you are born with a defect in a certain gene that causes abnormal proteins which will lead to the dysfunction of nerve cells, especially in cerebellum and spinal cord.

The symptoms of hereditary ataxia may include

  • Dizziness (vertigo)
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficult walking
  • Involuntary eye movements

The medicines used for hereditary ataxia include Antilirium Solution and Physostigmine Salicylate Ampul.

It should be noticed that in some cases patients have no obvious family history of the disease. The reason is that a patient can inherit a genetic ataxia from either a dominant gene from one parent or inherit a recessive gene from each parent.

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