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PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, also known as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, is an uncommon brain disorder that causes serious problems with walking, balance and eye movements. This disorder is a result of deterioration of cells in areas of the brain that controls body movement and thinking. The characteristic symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy include falling, problems with speech and swallowing, sensitivity to light, loss of interest in pleasurable activities and many more.
HOW IS PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY DIAGNOSED?
Although Progressive Supranuclear Palsy can be difficult to diagnose but a Neurologist/General Physician diagnoses Progressive Supranuclear Palsy by performing MRI, position emission tomography scan to check for its signs.
HOW IS PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY TREATED?
Although there is no cure for this disease, symptoms can be treated with the following medications:
1. Parkinson’s disease medications
2. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox)
3. Eyeglasses with bifocal or prism lenses
4. Speech and swallowing evaluations
5. Physical therapy and occupational therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy worsens over time and can be life-threatening.