How to Understand Corticobasal Degeneration?

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Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) or corticobasal ganglionic degeneration (CBGD) is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease. In CBD, areas of your brain (including the cerebral cortex and basal ganglia) shrink and your nerve cells degenerate and die over time. This degeneration results in growing difficulty in movement on one or both sides of your body. The condition may cause you to have
  • Poor coordination
  • Stiffness
  • Thinking (cognitive) difficulties
  • Speech or language difficulty
Because the exact cause of CBD is unknown, there exists no formal treatment for the disease. Instead, treatments focus on minimizing the appearance or effect of the symptoms resulting from CBD.   Keywords: corticobasal degeneration; CBD.