Ataxia is typically defined as the presence of abnormal, uncoordinated movements. Lack of coordination of muscles during voluntary movements is called ataxia. The part of the brain the hat controls muscle coordination is called cerebellum. When this cerebellum fails in maintaining coordination, ataxia occurs. Men and women both are equally affected.
There are many types of ataxia. They are Cerebellar ataxia, Sensory ataxia, Vestibular ataxia, inherited ataxia, Non-inherited ataxia. Walking, speaking clearly, swallowing, writing, reading, and other activities that require fine motor control may be abnormal in patients with ataxia. Ataxia may result from abnormalities in different parts of the nervous system or different parts of the body, such as ataxic movements due to orthopedic injuries or pain from arthritis or muscle injury.
The person suffering from Ataxia has a gait problem, including instability while walking or standing and the inability to maintain proper balance while moving
Causes for Ataxia
- Ingested excessive alcohol.
- Bacterial brain infection
- Some viral infections
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Multiple sclerosis
- Certain toxic chemicals
- Defective immune system disorders
Symptoms of Ataxia
- Vision and Hearing problems
- Walking difficulties – in severe cases, the patient may need a wheelchair.
- Swallowing difficulties
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty in writing, typing and getting easily tired
Investigations for Ataxia
MRI or CT scan, Blood tests, Urine tests & Genetic tests
Homeopathy Treatment for Ataxia
Homeopathic treatment has been found to be effective in treating various forms of ataxia. Homeopathy remedies do give a hope for cure but even in incurable cases, the quality of life can be greatly improved with homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines help improves muscle coordination, dysphagia and uncontrollable eye movement The Homeopathy remedies used for Ataxia are Argentum Nitricum, Phosphorus, Alumina, Nux-Vomica, Sulphur, Lathyrus Sativus, Zincum met, Causticum, Plumbum Met, Gelsemium & Heloderma etc.