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 treatment for slowing or prevention of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. Symptomatic and medical management aims at promoting physical and emotional well being. Muscle relaxants provide relief from muscle cramps.
DID YOU KNOW?
The disease is not very common and only 2-6 out of 1,00,000 persons across the globe are affected from it in very serious forms.