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my daughter has cerebellum ataxia, what is the life span for

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my daughter has cerebellum ataxia, what is the life span for this, and she has shrinking on the right side of her brain, hope u can help me with this. thanks a mill. Rose
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
this is actually a group of diseases and the outcomes are highly variable.
What did the doctor say? The neurologist?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

its not a gene and she doesnt need sugary , the doc she saw today said the neuro surgeon will take over now she had an m.r.i. and tre that he said she didnt need sugery, he recommended diazapam for to relax her body, she finds she is choking a lot and her balance is bad, her head has turned to the left said and she wears a collar, which the doc wants her to try get rid of??

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
OK
If not genetic, was this from alcohol? Or some other cause?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

she said her brain was shrinking on the right side, and she must have had an accident, she was mugged 3 yrs ago and dragged to the ground, and the tube in her cerebellum was blocked, she wasnt that helpful to be honest, thats why i clicked on to this page... if poss could you just give me a little insight to the condition.?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
OK
The course is pretty much unpredictable.
The treatment would be therapy.
Physical therapy
Speech and hearing therapy.
Occupational therapy.
Good nutrition: correct any vitamin deficiencies.
Also working with a neurologist.
This can progress or stay relatively stable, or even improve.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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