Wednesday, March 25, 2015

[Review] Ataxia Alternative Treatment Malaysia - C Case

C - Speech and language difficulties, short attention span, temper tantrums and ataxia in a 10 years old. 

Parents summary of ongoing treatment. 

My 10 years old boy was diagnosed as Ataxic kid (balance and co-ordination problems).
He was poor in coordination, feel easily, spoke slow, moved slow.
Some positive results gained after 20 EEG biofeedback therapy with Hiro Koo.
Today, he doesn't fall everyday, better behaved and improved in study.
I am amazed by these changes in my boy which I had been hoping for and never achieved through other conventional therapy.

- Mother of C

What is Ataxia?
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.
Persistent ataxia usually results from damage to your cerebellum — the part of your brain that controls muscle coordination. Many conditions can cause ataxia, including alcohol abuse, stroke, tumor, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. An inherited defective gene also can cause ataxia.
Treatment for ataxia depends on the cause. Adaptive devices, such as walkers or canes, might help you maintain your independence. Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy also might help.

Ataxia Treatment
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD
Ataxia has no cure. There are no medications that can specifically treat and cure the symptoms of ataxias. However, medications may ease the symptoms by treating the underlying condition that causes the ataxia.
The aim of treatment of ataxia is to improve the quality of life though patient education and provision of aids and devices to maintain self sufficiency and independence for as long as possible.
Ataxias due to underlying causes may be treated by treating these underlying causes that include stroke, a low vitamin E level or exposure to a toxic drug or chemical.
Treatment also revolves around managing the co-existing conditions such as muscle cramps, stiffness, tremor, spasticity as well as depression, anxiety, sleep disorders etc.

Ataxia is managed by a team of specialists in different fields. This is called the multi-disciplinary team.
A usual team of specialists who treat ataxias include a neurologist (one who specializes in diseases of the brain and nervous system), an ophthalmologist or eye specialist, a urologist who treats problems like urinary incontinence in these patients, a cardiologist or heart specialist who deals with cardiomyopathy in ataxia patients, a physiotherapist, a speech and language therapist, a psychologist, an occupational therapist, a social worker, diet advisor and a specialist neurology nurse.
A geneticist or a genetic counsellor may be part of the team dealing with hereditary ataxias.


Remark: Our client's information will be kept strictly confidential all the time. All reviews have been acknowledged and provided by past and current clients of Spectrum of Life proactive healthcare centre (Clinical Hypnotherapist Hiro Koo). Clients names have been changed to protect their identity. 

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