- Alterations in walking and equilibrium, slowness, rigidity, and awkwardness in movements.
- Dull or incomprehensible speech (dysarthria).
- Difficulty stopping one movement and following it immediately with a movement in the opposite direction.
- As the illness progresses, patients may exhibit additional symptoms related to other parts of the brain or the nervous system, such as an inability to move the eyes, weakness, tremor, spasticity, insanity, or loss of sensitivity in the feet and/or the hands.
Dysdiadochokinesia Treatment:If you suffer from a form of dysdiadochokinesia caused by another condition, your physician will begin by treating that underlying condition first. For example, dysdiadochokinesia caused by a metabolic disorder may be treated with medications and a controlled diet. Dysdiadochokinesia associated with a vitamin deficiency may be treated with vitamin therapy. There are also a number drugs and therapies available to help treat gait and swallowing disorders. The physical therapist assigned to your patient care team may suggest exercises to help strengthen muscles. An occupational therapist may also fit you for special equipment to assist in walking and performing other activities of daily life. NOTE: The above information is for processing purpose. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. DISCLAIMER: This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care.
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