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can weight make parkinsons worse

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Its relative: The question doesn't really make sense because comparing morbidity of different diseases is impossible. Suffice it to say, infortunately, that there ... Read More

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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
44 years experience Family Medicine
Timing of meds?: If you're taking medicine for parkinson's, the timing of your medicine dosing may have a lot to do with the timing of your tremor intensity.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Stress has a negative effect on almost all medical conditions, particularly cental nervous system problems.
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Dr. Georgia Latham
35 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Emotional or psychological stress can make any medical condition worse. Parkinson's disease symptoms are typically worse when a person is stressed. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not fair to compare: Any neurological disease can take an immense tole, and both can result in substantial disability. Ms affects younger people, and therefore, can rob f ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It is common.: See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17131227
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Both are bad: These conditions are both very debilitating diseases neither of which has a known cure.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Ehhh-Yes BUT---: JUST medications to help with speech changes in PD is far from ROBUST although some people (and some studies) suggest they work...at least for a while ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
24 years experience Neurology
Compulsive snacking?: Hi tony--we know for a fact that there is absolutely nothing inherent to dbs treatment that will cause patients to gain weight. It's all a matter of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Exercise : Any type of exercise will burn calories and help lose weight. Any walking you can do will help.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Not necessarily: Congratulations on having a medication regimen that keeps the disease in check. Parkinson diseae affects different people differently; be happy you h ... Read More

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