Doctors for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia in Yattingudda, Hubli-Dharwad
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HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA
Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), also called familial spastic paraparesis (FSP), refers to a group of inherited disorders that are characterized by progressive weakness and spasticity or stiffness of the legs. Early in the disease course, there may be mild gait difficulties and stiffness. These symptoms progress gradually and people affected may require the assistance of a cane, walker or wheelchair.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA DIAGNOSED?
Initial diagnosis of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is based on the symptoms and family history. Neurologists may order for an MRI of the cerebral and spinal regions to rule out other neurological dysfunctions. Genetic testing is the ultimate confirmation of diagnosis.
HOW IS HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA TREATED?
There is actually no treatment available for this problem but many of the symptoms that are associated with the same can be eased with Baclofen to relax your muscles, Tizanidine for reducing your spasm and also Diazepam and clonazepam to decrease the intensity of these spasms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is not a life threatening condition, though many adjustments have to be made, like using a wheelchair.