What’s Spinocerebellar Ataxia?

Spinocerebellar ataxia is an inherited disease that causes the cerebellum to atrophy, resulting in a variety of health problems. There are over 30 recognized types of spinocerebellar ataxia, and patients can have the condition in a variety of degrees of severity. Symptoms include uncoordinated gait, spasticity, speech and vision problems, and difficulty coordinating hands. Genetic […]

What’s spinocerebellar degeneration?

Friedreich’s ataxia is a genetic disease that damages nerves, causing difficulty walking and talking. It is caused by a defective gene that produces too many copies of a DNA sequence called GAA, leading to a lack of frataxin protein and energy production. Excess iron builds up in the body, producing dangerous molecules that destroy healthy […]

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