Doctors for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia in Anand Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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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?
It is always advised to visit a General Physician/Neurologist to check the symptoms of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, and if it is not treated timely, it can cause severe damage to the body. Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, as a matter of fact, depends upon the family history and cerebral and spinal MRI is an important test to diagnose the severity of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA TREATED?
There is no specific therapy for HSP. Treatment is directed toward the specific symptoms that are apparent in each individual. Regular physical therapy may be beneficial in maintaining and improving muscle tone and strength. Physical therapists can also recommend exercises to help a person maintain flexibility and range of motion and reduce spasticity. Medications may help to reduce muscle spasticity and improve gait. Genetic counseling is important for affected individuals and their families.
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.