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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) can be a challenging condition, and there are several life threatening complications associated with it.
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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a condition that presents its own unique set of challenges. Over time, individuals may experience complications, some of which can be severe.
Here’s an overview of some of the complications related to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP):
1. Aspiration Pneumonia:
• This is one of the more common causes of death in PSP patients. Due to difficulties in swallowing (dysphagia), food or liquids can mistakenly enter the lungs, leading to inflammation and infection.
• As swallowing becomes more difficult for PSP patients, there is an increased risk of choking on food or liquids. The muscles used in swallowing might not work effectively, causing a blockage in the throat.
3. Infection/Septic Complications:
• PSP patients may become more susceptible to infections due to a weakened immune system or complications from other health issues. If an infection is not treated effectively, it can spread throughout the body, leading to septicemia, a severe and sometimes fatal blood infection.
• Balance and mobility can become significant challenges for people with PSP. This makes them more prone to falls, which can result in fractures, head injuries, or other traumas. These injuries can be severe and have secondary complications.
5. Organ and Body Failure:
• As PSP progresses, it can lead to increased strain on the body and its organs. Over time, vital organs may struggle to function optimally. Combined with other health issues or the general progression of PSP, this can lead to multi-organ failure.
Please remember, it’s crucial to consult with medical professionals about any concerns related to PSP or any other health condition.
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