Understanding Ataxia – Involuntary Muscle Movements!

By HealthSignz | Published: November 21st, 2017

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Involuntary muscle movement can create severe difficulties in performing daily tasks. Read further to understand the medical condition called Ataxia!

Conditions like alcohol abuse, stroke, tumor, vitamin deficiency, and multiple sclerosis that damages part of the brain that controls muscle coordination cause involuntary muscle movements called ataxia. A few signs and symptoms of ataxia include:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty with fine motor tasks such as eating, writing, or buttoning a shirt
  • Unsteady walk
  • Involuntary back-and-forth eye movements
  • Change in speech
  • Poor coordination

To conclude, if you observe any signs and symptoms immediately consult a healthcare specialist. Delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to permanent disability.

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