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Effects of Machado-Joseph Disease

Effects of Machado-Joseph Disease

The most common symptoms of Machado-Joseph disease are:

  • Tight muscles
  • Poor walking pattern
  • Muscle weakness in arms and legs
  • Twitching of muscles
  • Tingling/ pins and needles
  • Slow to begin movement
  • Trembling hands
  • Poor balance
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Problems with memory
  • Difficulty with speech and swallowing
  • Frequency of urination

Due to the signs and symptoms, Macho-Joseph disease is commonly mistaken for clumsiness, drunkenness or Parkinson?s disease. The symptoms get worse over time and can eventually lead to paralysis. It is essential that individuals with Machado-Joseph disease receive holistic multi-disciplinary management to ensure the symptoms have minimal effect on quality of life.

Machado-Joseph Disease

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .