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Cerebral Atrophy / Atexia

HI,

My Mother is 51 yrs old. Just 1 yr back she was feeling that she is losing her balance while walking. Also she feels that she cant speak the words correctly.

Then I went to a Doctor ( A Neuro specialist). He said it is a case of Cerebral Atrophy / Atexia.
Doctor asked me whether its a heriditory. But we said its not a heriditory, No one in our family have such kind of disease.

So, i have a question,
1. whether ther is any treatment through which she can recover back to earlier stages ??
2. What can we do to atleast not increase the immense of that disease further ??

Please send me a reply to this. Eagerly waiting for ur reply.

Thanks & Regards,

Vijay Dhoot
(INDIA)
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Hi Vijay,
How are you? How is your mother? Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain. Atrophy of any tissue means loss of cells which can be generalized which means that all of the brain has shrunk; or it can be focal, affecting only a limited area of the brain and resulting in a decrease of the functions that area of the brain controls.  The prognosis for individuals with the disorder varies. Progressive cerebral atrophy is fatal because the atrophy spreads to all parts of the brain. Cerebral atrophy that is limited to a specific area of the brain affects normal functioning; however, it is not necessarily fatal.

Depending of which disease has caused cerebral atrophy; there will be a specific treatment for your mom. In most cases, therapy is symptomatic and supportive. In same cases, symptoms can be decreased.  It is strongly recommended to visit your doctor and find the cause so that treatment may be formulated. It is doubtful that your mom will go back at earlier stages though.

You can learn more about this through this link: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_atrophy/cerebral_atrophy.htm

I hope this helps. Take care and regards.
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Dear Vijay,

My father is also having same problem. He is 58 years old. Since last 9 months he is unable to walk properly and having speech problem. Doctors are saying that there is not medicine for this problem. we have visited many neurologist in delhi but no positive response. How is your mother doing now? What treatment is your mother going through?

Waiting for your response.

Amit Jakhotia
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Vijay and All, My father has this condition for last 15 years or so, He went to AIIMS and doctors said there is no cure.  He started off losing the balance and then the situation got even worst rapidly.  He got to a stage where he was not able to speak properly and walk.  

Someone told him to start Pranayama Breathing Exercises (Kapalabhati and AvlomViloma), He started these exercises.  We saw a huge improvement in his condition, he now able to speak properly and can walk using a walker help.  His condition improved a lot and its not going further down.  

I am taking my time to tell everyone that even though medical science is not able to help with this disorder but based on my Father's experience Ramayana made a huge difference.  

Hope this helps others.

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