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How can exercise and massage benefit patients with final stage of Parkinson's disease?

How can exercise and massage benefit patients with final stage of Parkinson's disease?

Mostly palliative: Parkinson's disease can be very painful, and massage may help some of this. Exercise is vital to slow deterioration, as, if the pt becomes immobilized, it may be close to impossible to resume the prior level of functioning. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How can exercise help cure parkinson's?

How can exercise help cure parkinson's?

Does help: No cure, but the russian experience showed that good exercise and physical therapy could stabilize the disease for a while in absence of anti-parkinsonian drugs. We do know when a pt with neurological disease becomes less active, that it is tougher to get going again. So, we do encourage exercise in parkinson's. (oops, I forgot my exercise today!). ...Read more

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I have Parkinson's and I have been going to work out in the gym to ease the stiffness in my muscles but it seems that when I exercise I am in pain?

I have Parkinson's and I have been going to work out in the gym to ease the stiffness in my muscles but it seems that when I exercise I am in pain?

Not surprised: Most folks with Parkinson's are not informed by their doctors how painful the disease really is. Cheers to you for going to gym, as exercise indeed vital to control your illness. You might even have a physical therapist check out your program, so you are less uncomfortable. Your medication may need adjustments for optimal success. Movement disorder specialist could really help. ...Read more

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I have parkinson disease for 40 years and at the same I had a stroke for 6 months. What exercise can I do for my left arm and leg on the move again?

I have parkinson disease for 40 years and at the same I had a stroke for 6 months. What exercise can I do for my left arm and leg on the move again?

PT/OT: Range of motion, resistance, strength and balance require attention. A good physical & occupational therapist will be able to train you. You have parkinson's for 40 years and you are currently 47 yo? ...Read more

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Hi my cardio doctor said I have wolf parkinson white syndrome, now im suffering from migraine and lighthead my familydoctor said I do have migraine since she recmnd flunarizine sibelium 5mg I saw on the internet people with parkinson do not take drug?

Hi my cardio doctor said I have wolf parkinson white syndrome, now im suffering from migraine and lighthead my familydoctor said I do have migraine since she recmnd flunarizine sibelium 5mg I saw on the internet people with parkinson do not take drug?

WPW: Wolf Parkinson White is a cardiac issue resulting in arrhythmias. Parkinson's is a neurological issue. The two have nothing to do with each other. Follow your doctor's recommendations. She knows what she is doing. ...Read more

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Can toxic substances cause parkinson’s disease?

Can toxic substances cause parkinson’s disease?

Parkinsonism: Yes. There is evidence that certain chemicals and pesticides can cause parkinsonism. We are now experiencing an epidemic of parkinsonism but it is not clear why this is happening. ...Read more

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I ve recently been diagnosed with parkinson s but wonder if I might have nph?

I ve recently been diagnosed with parkinson s but wonder if I might have nph?

Why do you wonder?: Check out these links: http://www. Lifenph. Com http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/normal_pressure_hydrocephalus/normal_pressure_hydrocephalus. Htm http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000752.htm http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/normal-pressure-hydrocephalus ...Read more

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Can you tell me in Parkinson's disease, does dopamine loss occur merely in the striatum or does it occur in the s.niagra too?

Can you tell me in Parkinson's disease, does dopamine loss occur merely in the striatum or does it occur in the s.niagra too?

Pigmented nuclei: The dopamine loss involves predominantly the basal ganglia area, but also involves dorsal vagal nucleus, substantial nigra, and areas of any dopamine interaction within brain and brain stem. But, to be complete, Parkinson's is a multi-neurotransmitter degenerative deficiency syndrome with other neurotransmitter systems involved. ...Read more

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Is parkinson’s disease hereditary?

Yes: Although the causes are multifactorial and sometimes poorly understood, there is a hereditary component. Keep in mind, that even though a parent may have it, it does not mean that it will be necessarily passed on. The tendency, however, may be there. ...Read more

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Why does medication for parkinson’s produce an on/off effect?

Why does medication for parkinson’s produce an on/off effect?

Dose?: Depends on the medication but some parkinson medication required "drug holiday" to allow the drug to clear and be restarted, some medications work differently causing brekthrough symptoms. It could be that dosing needs adjusted as well. ...Read more

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Does Azilect (rasagiline) help to improve speech in Parkinson’s patients?

In theory, it should: Theoretically, Azilect (rasagiline) (an MAO-B inhibitor) should help with many of the symptoms of Parkinson's for a certain period of time. However, as with all treatments for this disease, they are notoriously unpredictable. I've attached an article which I hope might help. Good luck! Http://www. Reprintsdesk. Com/landing/hf. Aspx? H=523154&hr=716110317&a=1&u=0&r=826399194 ...Read more

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Why can t healthy dopaminergic neurons be moved into the area of parkinson s affected neurons to treat parkinson s disease?

Why can t healthy dopaminergic neurons be moved into the area of parkinson s affected neurons to treat parkinson s disease?

Not so simple: Most of the dopaminergic neurons end in the substantia nigra of the midbrain, originating in various deep brain structures. These nerves are already affected by the disease. Unaffected nerves of course still remain but remain connected to brainstem. So outside nerve cells (from another source like stem cells are needed) nerves don't like to be moved around anyway, because they often die. ...Read more

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Can dysarthria due to parkinsons' s disease be cured?

Can dysarthria due to parkinsons' s disease be cured?

Control perhaps: Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder, which responds to several medicines, but cannot be cured at this time. The speech problems may respond to medication adjustments, and perhaps benefit if deep brain stimulation is used. Sometimes speech therapy might work. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with parkinsons?

How can I help someone with parkinsons?

Parkinson: There are a number of medical treatments available for treatment of parkinson's disease, best to contact a neurologist that specializes in this area and get an opinion as to what treatments are available. ...Read more

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Any disabling disease worse than parkinsons?

Its relative: The question doesn't really make sense because comparing morbidity of different diseases is impossible. Suffice it to say, infortunately, that there are many bad diseases to suffer from abd that most of them end badly. ...Read more

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How to know if I have early sign of parkinsons?

How to know if I have early sign of parkinsons?

Parkinson's: Signs of slowness, stiffness, tremor or gait abnormality should be seen and evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more