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i have an ataxia am i have treament

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i have an ataxia am i have treament
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 4 years ago.
What type of ataxia has been diagnosed?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have hereditary ataxia

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 4 years ago.
There are actually several different types of hereditary ataxias, but from a treatment perspective, knowing that it is a hereditary ataxia means that there is not a treatable underlying cause of the ataxia.

There are some general treatment modalities that may help various types of ataxia, primarily Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy, including the use of adaptive devices.

There are some supplements that are used for certain hereditary ataxias, including 5-hydroxytryptophan and coenzyme Q. There also have been some early studies suggesting the idebenone may help certain hereditary ataxias.

If you have any further questions or need clarification, please let me know.