Ataxia describes a lack of muscle control during voluntary movements, such as walking or picking up objects. A sign of an underlying condition, ataxia can affect movement, speech, eye movement and swallowing. If you aren't aware of having a condition that causes ataxia, such as multiple sclerosis, see your doctor if you Lose balance, Lose muscle coordination in a hand, arm or leg, Have difficulty walking, Slur your speech, Have difficulty swallowing.
Symptoms of Ataxia are Gait/Posture abnormalities, Fine motor incoordination, Speech and swallowing difficulties, Visual abnormalities, Increased fatigue, Cognitive and Mood Problems. Causes are Inherited/Genetic: Autosomal Dominant; Autosomal Recessive; X-Linked; Associated with a Mitochondrial Disorder. Acquired: Structural/Demyelinating; Toxic/Metabolic; Paraneoplastic; Infectious/Postinfectious; Autoimmune.
Physical therapy to help you build strength and enhance your mobility. Occupational therapy to help you with daily living tasks, such as feeding yourself. Speech therapy to improve speech and aid swallowing. The prevalence Of Ataxia is about 1.8 per 100,000 in the UK. The Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of ataxia in United Kingdom is 1,506 in an estimated population of 60,270,708.