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aggressive form of parkinsons disease

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Movements: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly memory and other cognitive functions. Parkinson's disease affects movements, either by tremor or by rigidity. It do ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Boxers suffering repeated blows to the head can suffer from a Parkinson like syndrome often called Pugilistic Parkinson's .
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: The classic example, of course is Mohammed ALi who developed Parkinsons disease but a definite linl has not been found to date.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
24 years experience Neurology
Believe it or not...: Average age of onset is about 58-60 years old. However, true pd can be seen as early as late 20's to as late as 80-90's. Typically, the younger the ag ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
No. BUT: Deep brain microsurgery has already produced some remarkable result in select individuals. But my daughter arielle--2nd year neurology resident at ny ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Currently no cure: There are active research projects being done to find the cure for parkinson, but currently no available cure. We only have treatments--basically trea ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: There are several treatments with new ones on the way, but, unfortunately, no cure.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Parkinsonism: Yes. There is evidence that certain chemicals and pesticides can cause parkinsonism. We are now experiencing an epidemic of parkinsonism but it is n ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Elskens
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Parkinson's: No, although we know it originates in the basal ganglia, specifically the substantia nigra, cause has not been determined, although there is some here ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
24 years experience Neurology
No: No, though people with Parkinson's often have fatigue/ daytime sleepiness issues and disrupted sleep that might cause yawning. The tendency for many ... Read More
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