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Description of Friedreich’s ataxia

DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  Friedreich’s ataxia is an inherited disease that damages your nervous system. The damage affects your spinal cord and the nerves that control muscle movement in your arms and legs. Symptoms usually begin between the ages of 5 and 15.  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms include:1. Difficulty walking2. Trouble coordinating movements3. Muscle weakness4. Speech problems5. Involuntary eye movements6. Scoliosis (curving of the spine to one side)7. Heart palpitations, from the heart disease which can happen along with Friedreich’s ataxiaPeople with Friedreich’s ataxia usually need a wheelchair for 15 to 20 years after symptoms first appear.  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  1. In severe cases, people become incapacitated. There is no cure.2. Symptoms can be treated with, medicines, braces, surgery, and physical therapy.  NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke



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