Progressive supranuclear palsy is an uncommon brain disorder that causes serious problems with walking, balance and eye movements and later with swallowing. The disorder results from deterioration of cells in areas of brain that control body movement, coordination, thinking and other important functions. Progressive supranuclear palsy is also called Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome.
Progressive supranuclear palsy worsens over time and can lead to life-threatening complications, such as pneumonia and swallowing problems.
The characteristic signs and symptoms of progressive supranuclear palsy include:
Additional signs and symptoms of progressive supranuclear palsy vary and may mimic those of Parkinson's disease and dementia. They generally get worse over time and may include:
The cause of progressive supranuclear palsy isn't known. The signs and symptoms of the disorder result from deterioration of cells in areas of your brain, especially those that help you control body movements and thinking.
Researchers have found that the deteriorating brain cells of people with progressive supranuclear palsy have abnormal amounts of a protein called tau. Clumps of tau are also found in other neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.
Rarely, progressive supranuclear palsy occurs within a family. But a genetic link isn't clear, and most people with progressive supranuclear palsy haven't inherited the disorder.
ALUMINA : Useful for unsteady gait/loss of balance while walking in progressive supranuclear palsy.There is staggering and tottering while walking.There is a need to sit frequently while walking.
AGARICUS M : Useful for progressive supranuclear palsy for managing the loss of balance while walking .There is unsteady gait. There is reels and totters while walking. There is a tendency to fall forward. Useful for legs may feel heavy and weak while walking.
CAUSTICUM : Useful for progressive supranuclear palsy to manage complaint of loss of balance while walking . It is most indicated for cases where a person have unsteady gait with a tendency to fall backward. There is tensed and cramped feeling in leg associated with all problem.
PHOSPHORUS : Useful for progressive supranuclear palsy to manage visual complaints.There is blurred and double vision .Also useful when there is sensitivity to light (photophobia) .
BARYTA CARB : Useful medicine for progressive supranuclear palsy for managing mental dullness and forgetfulness. Persons needing Baryta Carb forgets familiar words. They are also forgetful while conversing with others. They forget what they have said in a conversation. There is slowness of thought.There is reasoning and understanding ability is also diminished in them.
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