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cerebellar ataxıa type II

I am cerebellar ataxia type II patıent.ı have taken a stem cell therapy 1 year ago.but the improvements on my body are too slow and ıt is not enough.ı wonder about ıf there ıs any gene treatment about sca 2 . can you ınform me about all of the detaıls.Is ıt dangerous.what are the dis adventeges of thıs ıllness and how can ı learn to be agaınst to thıs sca.  what can ı do for gettıng better
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We hope that you are gettting the care and support you need and recommend that you meet with a medical geneticist, a doctor who specializes in genetic conditions. You can find a medical geneticist at the American College of Medical Genetics website.

Unfortunately, the management of people with spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) remains supportive at this time. However, we recommend that you continue to meet with your physicians and update them on your status as new treatments and/or clinical trials may become available in the future. Here are some general recommendations that you can discuss with your physician.

- Although neither exercise nor physical therapy has been shown to stem the progression of incoordination or muscle weakness, people with spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 should maintain activity.

- Canes and walkers may help prevent falls.

- Modification of the home with such conveniences as grab bars, raised toilet seats, and ramps to accommodate motorized chairs may be necessary and helpful.

- Speech therapy and communication devices such as writing pads and computer-based devices may benefit those with dysarthria.

- Weighted eating utensils and dressing hooks help maintain a sense of independence.

- When dysphagia becomes troublesome, video esophagrams can identify the consistency of food least likely to trigger aspiration.

- Improvement of severe tremor with thalamic stimulation has been reported in one individual.

We hope this information is helpful and wish you the best.
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