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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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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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 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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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

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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 (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...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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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 (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...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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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 long is it supposed to it take for Parkinson's disease to cause you death?

How long is it supposed to it take for Parkinson's disease to cause you death?

It doesn't: Studies have shown that parkinson disease patients without dementia have normal lifespans. There are also many good medicines these days to help with a lot of the symptoms. ...Read more