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Congenital hypertonia

Symptoms of Congenital hypertonia

The following features are indicative of Congenital hypertonia:
  • feeding problem
  • dysphagia
  • laryngospasm
  • muscle spasm
  • reduced motor function
  • nausea
  • increase muscle activity
  • muscle weakness
  • fever
  • vomiting
  • respiratory problems
  • hyperglycemia
  • hypernatremia
It is possible that Congenital hypertonia shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Congenital hypertonia

The following are the most common causes of Congenital hypertonia:
  • upper motor neuron lesions

Risk Factors for Congenital hypertonia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Congenital hypertonia:
  • old age
  • young people
  • hereditary

Prevention of Congenital hypertonia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Congenital hypertonia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • do exercise regularly
  • avoid noxious stimuli

Occurrence of Congenital hypertonia

Common Age Group

Congenital hypertonia most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • At birth

Common Gender

Congenital hypertonia can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Congenital hypertonia

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Congenital hypertonia:
  • Physical examination: To diagnose the disease

Complications of Congenital hypertonia if untreated

Yes, Congenital hypertonia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Congenital hypertonia is left untreated:
  • neurological sequelae

Self-care for Congenital hypertonia

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Congenital hypertonia:
  • Do exercise: Improves the condition

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Congenital hypertonia

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Congenital hypertonia:
  • Physiotherapy: Controls hypertonia and lowers motor neuron excitability
  • Icing: Reduces the reflexive activity for short period of time

Patient Support for Treatment of Congenital hypertonia

The following actions may help Congenital hypertonia patients:
  • Patient education: Helps in coping the disease

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Congenital hypertonia.

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