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Symptoms of lack of coordination

The following features are indicative of lack of coordination:
  • poor coordination
  • unsteady walk
  • tendency to stumble
  • difficulty in eating
  • difficulty in writing
  • difficulty in buttoning shirt
  • change in speech
  • nystagmus
  • difficulty in swallowing

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Common Causes of lack of coordination

The following are the most common causes of lack of coordination:
  • damage to brain or spinal cord
  • cerebral palsy
  • multiple sclerosis
  • sarcoidosis
  • celiac disease
  • stroke

Other Causes of lack of coordination

The following are the less common causes of lack of coordination:
  • toxic reaction due to barbiturates intake
  • chickenpox
  • viral infections

Risk Factors for lack of coordination

The following factors may increase the likelihood of lack of coordination:
  • thiamine deficiency
  • vitamin E deficiency

Prevention of lack of coordination

Yes, it may be possible to prevent lack of coordination. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • get rid of clutter
  • leave wide walkways
  • remove objects that might cause slipping or falling

Occurrence of lack of coordination

Common Age Group

lack of coordination can occur at any age.

Common Gender

lack of coordination can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of lack of coordination

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect lack of coordination:
  • Physical examination: By checking memory, concentration, vision and hearing
  • CT scan (Computed tomography): To produce cross-sectional images of specific areas
  • Brain MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging): It show shrinkage of cerebellum and other brain structures
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap): Helps to detect brain abnormalities by taking sample from cerebrospinal fluid
  • Genetic testing: To identify genetic differences or susceptibility

Complications of lack of coordination if untreated

It is not know if lack of coordination causes complications if left untreated.

Self-care for lack of coordination

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of lack of coordination:
  • Avoid objects which leads to slipping or falling: Prevents the uncoordinated movements

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of lack of coordination

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of lack of coordination:
  • Physical therapy: Helps to bring out proper coordination and enhance mobility
  • Occupational therapy: To help you with daily living tasks, such as feeding yourself
  • Speech therapy: To improve speech and aid in swallowing

Patient Support for Treatment of lack of coordination

The following actions may help lack of coordination patients:
  • Join support groups: Provide valuable services to affected patients and their families

Time for Treatment of lack of coordination

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for lack of coordination to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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