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631 Possible Causes for Impaired Balance, Slurred Speech

  • Wilson Disease

    'By October, after starting uni, my hands would shake and my speech started slurring - it was like I was drunk.[] Secondly, impaired balance and gait, as well as tremor and rigidity of the body are main manifestations of the central nervous disease.[] […] or whites of eyes (jaundice) Easy bruising Swollen liver and spleen Behavioral changes Stiff muscles Uncontrollable tremors Slow or repeated movements Trouble swallowing Slurred[]

  • Episodic Ataxia

    Episodic ataxia and myokymia syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by persistent myokymia and attacks of unsteadiness, slurred speech, and tremulousness[] Causes - Hereditary paroxysmal cerebral ataxia * Dizziness * Dysarthria * Impaired balance * Incoordination * Migraine * Nystagmus * Slurred speech * Unsteadiness * Vertigo[] The proband exhibited typical EA2-like symptoms such as recurrent ataxia, slurred speech with a duration of several hours, interictal nystagmus and response to acetazolamide[]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Some less common symptoms may include slurred speech, lack of coordination, sudden onset of paralysis or difficulty processing information.[] Motor symptoms: spasticity, spasms, ataxia, impaired balance and gait. Speech and swallowing: dysarthria, dysphonia, dysphagia.[] speech Fatigue Dizziness Problems with bowel and bladder function When to see a doctor See a doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms for unknown reasons.[]

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    speech gait disturbances blackouts coma Evaluation Blood alcohol level Treatment Pharmacologic nutritional - in chronic alcoholics or if you suspect deficiency thiamine must[] As intoxication becomes more severe, patients will exhibit an unsteady gait and impaired balance.[] Thus, acute alcohol intoxication resulted in inadequate balance control strategies with increased postural rigidity and impaired adaptation to perturbations.[]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    We presented a 14-year-old patient with signs suggestive of transient ischemic attack (TIA), including triple episodic weakness on the right upper limb, slurred speech, and[] […] or disorientation Dizziness Lack of coordination or poor balance What causes transient ischemic attack?[] speech.[]

  • Tabes Dorsalis

    speech. 02:05 All of those are signs of parenchymatous neurosyphilis of the brain. 02:13 So once again, general paresis would be slow onset of neuropsychiatric disturbances[] Problem List: Impaired sensation Weakness Hypotonicity Impaired coordination Impaired gait Impaired balance 9. Goals for Physiotherapy: 1.[] […] he recognizes you and met you before when you've never seen him before. 01:53 I for intellect which is decreased recent memory judgement changes or poor insight and S for slurred[]

  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

    This is a progressive condition and most patients eventually develop slurred speech, weakness (and wasting) in limb muscles, difficulty in swallowing, and sphincter control[] Several features of hereditary spastic paraplegia contribute to balance impairments and multiple treatment options exist.[] In rare instances, HSP also impacts the upper regions of the spinal cord and the brainstem, causing weakness and spasticity in arm muscles, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing[]

  • Vestibular Neuronitis

    These symptoms include: mental confusion slurred speech double vision weakness or numbness in one part of your body a change in the way you usually walk Also contact your[] Viral infection is suspected to be the most common cause and symptoms are sudden onset of vertigo, nausea, vomiting, impaired balance and horizontal nystagmus.[] Symptoms of the disorder include impaired balance, nausea, vomiting, visual difficulties, dizziness and a spinning sensation that can range from mild to severe.[]

  • Friedreich Ataxia

    speech and then a serious heart condition - this is Friedreich Ataxia. 1 in every 30,000 affected. 1 in 90 are carriers.[] […] dynamic balance.[] FA symptoms may include: loss of arm and leg coordination fatigue muscle loss vision impairment hearing loss slurred speech aggressive scoliosis (curvature of the spine) diabetes[]

  • Arnold Chiari Malformation

    Other symptoms include neck, arm, and leg pain, numbness, loss of temperature sensation, unsteadiness, double vision, slurred speech, trouble swallowing, vomiting and tinnitus[] […] with thinking swallowing impairment balance problems fits or seizures, and a risk to life Summary The ‘bottom line’ is: i.[] Parents should document all unusual events their child experiences such as dizziness, headaches, slurred speech, fainting spells, and numbness or pain in the arms and legs[]

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