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Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Very complex: In a nutshell, initially might use dopamine agonists, and Azilect, and later L-DOPA, with carbidopa and entacapone, and even later have combinations of some of these. A non-drug approach via DBS unit could be rather valuable, if necessitated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Gliosis (Definition)

Gliosis is a clinical finding in which there is significant growth of a type of nervous system cell called astrocytes due to scarring. Strokes and multiple sclerosis ...Read more


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What caused muhammad alis parkinsons?

What caused muhammad alis parkinsons?

Dementia pugilistica: Numerous brain injuries cause disruptions in the fragile circuits that govern brain function. When injuries occur deep within the brain, they may affect a part of the brain that regulates movements. The part of the brain most involved in suppressing Parkinsons movements is called the substantia nigra. Mr. Ali has had injuries that damaged this part of the brain, which leads to his tremor. ...Read more

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What is believed to cause Parkinson's disease?

What is believed to cause Parkinson's disease?

BUT, 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). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read more

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Does Parkinson's disease usually cause many symptoms?

But, 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). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read more

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What causes Parkinson's disease?

What causes Parkinson's disease?

Unknown: The cause of parkinson disease is unknown. It appears that the cause of parkinson disease leads to the depletion of Dopamine in the subtantia nigra in the brain that is responsible for the symptoms of the disease. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of Parkinson's disease?

I was wondering what are the causes of Parkinson's disease?

No good answer yet: It is believed that parkinson's disease like many other neurodegenerative diseases arise from a combination of factors including genetics and environmental influences. Sometimes there are medications that can cause a parkinsonian syndrome and rarely there are structural lesions such as strokes that can cause a similar clinical picture. Take care and well wishes. ...Read more

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How does Parkinson's eventually cause one's death?

How does Parkinson's eventually cause one's death?

Other factors: Parkison's disease (pd) itself is not fatal. However, as the disease progresses symptoms worsen and can lead to death. For example, pd can cause difficulty swallowing, which can lead to aspiration and severe pneumonia, or it can cause loss of balance leading to falls and injury. ...Read more

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Why does Parkinson's disease cause a hunched over posture?

Why does Parkinson's disease cause a hunched over posture?

Rigidity: Rigidity in the musculature causes the so called semian posture. ...Read more

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Can buspirone cause Parkinsons?

Can buspirone cause Parkinsons?

Parkinson's symptoms: Buspirone can cause Parkinson-like symptoms including tremors, muscle weakness, shuffling gait, stooped posture, drooling, etc. Rare neurological effects include abnormal movements, decreased mobility, restlessness, involumtary mouth movements, and motor deficits. See your physician for a full discussion to weigh the risks and benefits. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a688005.html ...Read more