Ataxia is an autosomal recessive type of hereditary neuromuscular syndrome, includes slow degenerative changes of the spinal cord, peripheral nerves and the brain. Dysfunction of the central nervous system affects coordination of the muscles in the limbs.

Some symptoms could be an awkward, uncoordinated walk accompanied often by poor hand coordination and abnormal speech, eye movement and double vision, sensory loss and cognitive impairment.

Vision disorders: optic atrophy, retinitis, pigmentosa and eye movement paralysis.

Heart: Heart disease, breathing problems, bone abnormalitieies and diabetes

slurred speech.

Although there is no permanent cure there is a times when you can be in remission for periods of time. and comfort measures.


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