About- Ataxia is a rare, progressive, neurological disease which affects a person’s ability to walk, talk, and use fine motor skills.

 Poor coordination
 Difficulty walking
 Slurred speech
 A difficulty with fine motor tasks including eating, writing etc.
 Eye movement abnormalities
 Difficulty swallowing
 Gait abnormalities
 Heart problems 
Ataxia occurs due to damage, degeneration or loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle coordination which is called cerebellum. The most common causes are
 Head trauma
 Cerebral palsy
 Autoimmune diseases
 Paraneoplastic Syndromes
 Toxic reaction
 Vitamin E, vitamin B-12 or thiamine deficiency
 Lack of oxygen to the brain
 Long-term, excessive alcoholism
Specialists to Visit
 Clinical Psychologist

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