Will my dystonia affect my children?

Asked By: Golden Weber
Date created: Sat, Feb 27, 2021 5:27 PM
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What is dystonia? How will it affect my child’s life? Will it affect my other children? Will my child get worse or better? This is understandable, but the best advice is not to panic. Although there is no cure at present, there is a range of treatment options available that can ease symptoms and help your child live as normal a life as possible.
Answered By: Jessyca Dare
Date created: Mon, Mar 1, 2021 4:47 AM
Pediatric Dystonia. Dystonia in childhood is a movement disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions. These muscle contractions result in twisting, repetitive movements and abnormal postures. The movements and postures may be chronic or occur in episodes. Symptoms can vary with body position, specific tasks, emotions, and state of consciousness.
Answered By: Lilla Abshire
Date created: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 7:40 AM
Dystonia can affect men, women and children. It can be difficult to diagnose, and there may be many people with the condition who remain undiagnosed. The Dystonia Society estimates that at least 70,000 people are affected by dystonia in the UK. At least 8,000 of these are children and young people.
Answered By: Delphine Tremblay
Date created: Wed, Mar 3, 2021 3:34 PM
Dystonia may affect a single body area (e.g. face, neck, hands, feet) or be generalized throughout multiple muscle groups. Dystonia affects men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds. You can click here for more information on the various forms of dystonia.
Answered By: Willa Waters
Date created: Thu, Mar 4, 2021 8:46 PM
Dystonia affecting many muscles One very severe but rare type (called primary pure dystonia) usually first happens in children, with spasms of the legs when walking, and sometimes of the arms, body or neck. It normally progresses to affect the whole body, making the child severely disabled within about ten years. How is dystonia diagnosed?
Answered By: Lyda Goldner
Date created: Fri, Mar 5, 2021 9:16 AM
Dystonia affects men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds. In children, lower limb dystonia may be an early symptom of an inherited dystonia. In these cases, the dystonia may eventually generalize to affect additional areas of the body.
Answered By: Noemy Waelchi
Date created: Fri, Mar 5, 2021 11:22 PM
However, it is possible to live well with the condition and Dystonia UK is here to support you through all stages including initial onset, diagnosis, finding treatment and beyond. As this form of dystonia may be genetic, some people find it helpful to speak to a genetic counsellor, regarding the genetic issues, and what this may mean for you and your family.
Answered By: Vada Hettinger
Date created: Sun, Mar 7, 2021 6:51 PM
Focal dystonia that begins after age 21 usually starts in the neck, arm or face and tends to remain focal or segmental. Occur during a specific action, such as handwriting. Worsen with stress, fatigue or anxiety.
Answered By: Graciela Gutkowski
Date created: Tue, Mar 9, 2021 12:02 PM
Dystonia generally develops gradually. Exceptions include rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (which may develop over days or hours) and the acute dystonic reactions associated with certain antipsychotic drugs.. Symptoms of dystonia may begin very mildly. Subtle facial or jaw spasms, or difficulty chewing may suggest early face or jaw dystonia.Changes in the cadence or pitch of speech may be ...
Answered By: Janet Bartoletti
Date created: Thu, Mar 11, 2021 2:33 AM
Most children learn to read by 6 or 7 years of age. Some children learn at 4 or 5 years of age. Even if a child has a head start, she may not stay ahead once school starts. The other students most likely will catch up during the second or third grade.
Generally, children begin to babble from around the age of six months and say their first words between ten and 15 months (most start speaking at about 12 months). They then begin to pick up increasing numbers of words and start to combine them into simple sentences after around 18 months.




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