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Mount reback syndrome

Mount reback syndrome Causes

Episodes may be caused by several factors. Among them are moderate to high consumption of stimulants such as alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine, low amounts of energy due to lack of sleep, illness or physical fatigue, moderate to high presence of stress, and hormonal imbalances such as menstrual cycles.

Mount reback syndrome Definition

Mount-Reback syndrome or Mount' syndrome was named after the doctors who classified it namely Lester Adrian Mount and S. Reback. The disease is a form of Huntington's Chorea, a rare hereditary disease affecting various muscular and nervous systems in the body. Mount's syndrome passes to roughly 50% of the offspring and shares many of the same symptoms of Chorea. Chorea however is more severe and the shared symptoms may be caused by different factors. Persons with the disease experience attacks lasting for a few minutes to several hours when they are awake. Said attacks are most severe at an early or young ages and the symptom tend to lessen as the person grows. The reason for this is unknown.

Mount reback syndrome Symptoms and Signs

Varying degrees of the involuntary tightening and shaking of the muscles in arm and leg of the dominant side of the infected person is the most common symptom of the disease. More serious cases of attack may include more severe tensing and shaking of the muscles in the dominant side, swelling of the tongue and muscles around the throat, which makes speaking difficult, and blurring of the eyesight. During episodes the infected person may appear to be in a drunken or disabled state.

Mount reback syndrome Treatment

No cure for Mount's syndrome has been discovered yet and the best way to address the symptoms is to stay in motion so that the muscles will not become too tense. Other ways of subsiding the symptoms are having someone rube or massage the muscles, taking muscle relaxants, and doing activities to divert the patient's mind away from the symptoms.

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