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PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY
Progressive supranuclear palsy, also called Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, is an uncommon brain disorder that causes serious problems with walking, balance and eye movements. The disorder results from deterioration of cells in areas of your brain that control body movement and thinking. The signs and symptoms include:
• Stiffness and awkward movements
• Problems with speech and swallowing
• Sensitivity to light
• Sleep disturbances
• Loss of interest in pleasurable activities
• Impulsive behavior, possibly including laughing or crying for no reason
• Difficulties with memory, reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making
• Depression and anxiety
• A surprised or frightened facial expression, resulting from rigid facial muscles
HOW IS PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same can be done by a neurology expert based on symptoms and there are not to many tests available but scans are used for seeing muscle damage.
HOW IS PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY TREATED?
Although there is no cure for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, the treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy involves easing the symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. In most of the cases, the doctor recommends medication and physical therapy to improve balance.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though the symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy are similar to Parkinson’s, it is much less common and is referred to as the Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome.