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Symptoms Of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is an uncommon brain disorder. It affects many areas of function, including a person's movement, balance, mood and behavior, speech, and thoughts. Damage done to nerve cells within the brain cause this condition. The illness worsens and causes weakness in the body through damaging the nuclei in the brain. In particular, these nuclei are in control of a person's eye movements. PSP's symptoms often mimic Parkinson's disease, but the two conditions are separate. While there is no current treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy, early detection can help patients manage their symptoms with medication. These are the main symptoms and warning signs that PSP is developing.

Loss Of Balance

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Progressive supranuclear palsy is most likely to manifest in individuals over sixty. Those in this age group don't tend to think much of a loss of balance; it's just part of getting older. However, repeated losses of balance are unusual. If you've had multiple falls from losing your balance, this might be a sign something is neurologically amiss. PSP's balance issues usually result in a person falling straight backward rather than forward or to the side.

Falls can lead to further health complications, especially repeated falls. If you suffer any head trauma during a fall, you need to be examined by a medical professional. Your injury may not seem severe to you, but there could be unknown brain damage or bleeding in the brain. With a sensitive neurological condition like progressive supranuclear palsy, you need to be as kind to your brain as possible.

Continue to see how vision might be affected with this condition.

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