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How is ataxia treated?

Treatment for ataxia starts with determining the underlying cause of the symptoms, and treating it if possible. If ataxia is caused by a metabolic disorder, doctors will treat that disorder with specific medications and a controlled diet. They will treat a vitamin deficiency with vitamin therapy. Other treatments for ataxia are directed toward relieving the symptoms, and may include medications currently used to treat tremor, anxiety, and gait and swallowing disorders.

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