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A 66-year-old male asked:

i have parkinson's and since having dbs i have put on a significant amount of weight. i do not overeat and am teetotal.

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
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 calories eaten vs calories burned exercising. Compulsive behaviors, including eating/snacking are common in pd. And we can occasionally see these issues worsen after dbs (<10%). So, look at how much you're really eating & exercise more! good luck :).

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Is deep brain stimulation suggested for Parkinson's disease?

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