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?
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 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?
That Progressive Supranuclear Palsy can set in only after the age of 40 or even later?