Doctors for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia in Dalanwala, Dehradun
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HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is actually a type of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP). As the name suggests it is a hereditary disease and the symptoms include progressive stiffness and contraction of the lower parts of your limbs. In most cases, the problem includes trouble moving joints, muscle weakness and lack of control in the muscles too.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a general physician through a series of genetic tests along with CT scan or X-ray to check the muscles.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA TREATED?
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia cannot be completely cured or treated. However, the doctor can make it less painful and also in managing the condition. These treatments include muscle relaxants orally or through injections. In addition, physiotherapy exercises may be suggested to remove the stiffness and make some movements possible.
DID YOU KNOW?
Life expectancy is normal. However, complications arising from falls or immobility caused by the symptoms of HSP may accidentally shorten a person’s life.