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Early Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease In Women
Slow progression: These symptoms typically involve resting tremor, slowness of body movements & rigidity of muscles & posture. They always begin on one side, then effect the midline (face, voice & balance, & finally do spread to involve the other side. Early pre-motor symptoms include: rbd (acting out dreams while sleeping), anosmia (loss of smell), constipation & depression. Also, slow mental clarity/st memory. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Dx of Parkinson's: Usually onset of sx's in late 50-60's in patients.They develope a resting pin- rolling tremor, masked facies, rigidity and slowing down of movements. They may also have postural instability and gait difficulties. Pls see an neurologist to be sure the condition is not "parkinsonism"related to medication, possible normopressure hydrocephalus or a stroke or brain mass. ...Read more
I may have some symptoms of parkinson disease; is it possible that some medication cause symptoms like these?
Possibly: There are a number of medications with side-effects that mimc parkinson disease. Reglan and Compazine are very common examples. Similarly, a number of anti-psychotic and mood stabilizing medications can do so, as well...E.G. Haldol, risperdal, abilify (aripiprazole)...There are very many...Even Depakote can, through a different mechanism...And, less commonly, ssri's, such a Paxil and Prozac (and others)... ...Read more
Secondary Parkinson': This condition may be caused from heavy metal intoxications, medications such as anti-psychotics or related to a neurodegenerative condition "multi-systems atrophy (msa). Msa may be associated with blood pressure changes, rigity, tremor, deficits in upgaze and cognitive disorders. Pls see a neurologist for further info. ...Read more
Parkinson disease a person with parkinson disease in stage of losing ability of speaking. Is there any device that may help the person to be able to communicate? I don't have much information about his symptoms since i've not seen him for a long time, but
Numerous ITEMS: We have the anti-cholinergics like artane, but not used much these days, Dopamine agonists such as mirapex, requip, Neupro (rotigotine) patch. L-dopa with or without carbi-dopa, and maybe later entacapone. Azilect may be neuroprotective. The dbs unit could provide surgical support. ...Read more
No cure: There is no cure for parkinson disease. There are many good medications, and exercise helps as well. There is nothing "natural" that has been shown to be helpful. Previously it was thought that coq10 was helpful, but more recent evidence suggests that it does not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parkinson's disease: The reason or cause for parkinson's disease is unknown. The disease arises from a progressive loss of Dopamine producing neurons or nerve cells in the substantia nigra in the midbrain portion of the brain. The initial treatments are oral medications followed by surgical options to treat the symptoms of tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Physical symptoms: resting tremor, slow movements, rigidity (stiffness) of muscles & posture. Causing slow walking, masked face, decreased blink rate, softer/mumbled speech, poor hand agility, small handwriting, potential falls & injury. Non-physical symptoms: cognitive decline, hallucinations/delusions, anxiety/depression, insomnia, sleepiness/fatigue, constipation, low bp, erectile dysfunction. ...Read more
Many are available: There are numerous drugs and treatments available. Consult with a neurologist to review your medical condition and get started on the correct road to control. ...Read more
Complicated: With the earliest symptoms, best approach is Dopamine agonist (mirapex, requip), later l-dopa, which remains fundamental, and maybe Azilect for potential protection. As the l-dopa becomes less efficacious, comtan, (entacapone) and even later combinations of all of the above, and if inadequate, use of deep brain stimulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No remedies (cures): Parkinson's disease is unfortunately a progressive neurological disorder for which there is no remedy or cure at this time. However, there are many options for treatment, and with proper management of medications, exercise and other treatments patients can often do well for many years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parkinson's disease: Parkinsons disease (pd) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system with motor symptoms due to the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra. Later in its course cognitive and behavioral problems may occur in addition. School medicine teaches that there is no cure for pd, but medications, surgery and multidisciplinary management can provide symptomatic relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds First, then DBS: As a pd specialist i always try to get the most utility from medications first. The typical choics are (in order of preference): azilect, agonists (requip xl, Mirapex er & neupro-available july 16), then sinemet & last comtan (entacapone). If despite all these, symptom relief/qol is poor, dbs of stn or gpi ate favored & are very effective @ reducing inconsistent medication effect (. ...Read more
What can I do if my dad has parkinson disease and i'm very curious. How can you distinguish it really?
Motor Symptoms below: There are various symptoms, but some of the most common are: resting tremor--this is a tremor that is worse when the patient's limb is resting, and it disappears when he moves it. Rigidity--the arm is stiffer than normal. Note that the above symptoms are usually asymmetrical, particularly at the start of the disease. There may be reduced armswing when walking. There may be a general slowness. ...Read more
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