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What are the causes, symptoms and treatment options for parkinson's disease in elderly women. is mild tremor of the hands indicative of the illness?

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg answered

Specializes in Interventional Radiology

See neurologist : There are many causes and types of tremors. Parkinson's is only one of the causes. In order to further evaluate tremor i would recommend seeing a neurologist.

Answered 8/21/2013

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Dr. Robert Hutchman answered

Specializes in Neurology

Gods Rx Available!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro--cautiously in the elderly). If these are inadequate & stronger meds are needed to manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind.

Answered 2/9/2017

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