health conditions


Question by  LaLaLady (12)

What are the symptoms of Fredericks ataxia?

My sons therapist says he shows sings of Fredericks Ataxia, he has low muscle tone but was premature.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

The first signs usually appear between ages 5 and 15. Symptoms start as a rule in the feet and work up spreading to arms and legs.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Frederick's ataxia is a progressive destructive disease process of the nervious system. It will start with uncontrollable movements and ticks and progress to loss of balance and speech.


Answer by  LadyDiamond30 (138)

Ok so some of the signs of frederick atazia would be clumsiness,weakness of the legs, lurching way of walking,trembling when standing still, arms and legs may become weak or numb,paralysis of the lower limb ,impaired speech ,impaired swallowing ,spine may begin to curve to one side (scoliosis),feet may become rigid and deformed vision problems hearing problems diabetes develops


Answer by  informant31 (510)

Symptoms include incoordination of limb movements, problems speaking, jerky movements of the eye movements, and decrease in reflexes. You should speak with a genetic counselor for testing to make sure it is Fredericks Ataxia.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

You would have to ask your doctor, only the doctor can tell you what the sings are. The doctor would know best what they are, and what you can do to help your son out. You need to talk to a doctor though, to get treatment for it. Best of luck to you.

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