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How to diagnose Parkinson's disease?

How to diagnose Parkinson's disease?

Diagnose PD: Parkinsons disease is often diagnosed by a history and a clinical exam. The history helps to evaluate if there are any medicines or other factors that can explain the symptoms. The exam should show evidence of muscular rigidity, postural instability or slowness of movement- these are clinical features that are needed to make the diagnosis. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How exactly is huntington's disease diagnosed?

How exactly is huntington's disease diagnosed?

Blood Test: A blood test to check for increased repeats in the huntington's gene. ...Read more

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How to better treat Parkinson's disease?

How to better treat Parkinson's disease?

Modernize Treatment!: 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 is Parkinson's disease treated?

How is Parkinson's disease treated?

Good 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 is hartnup disease inherited?

Hartnup disease: It's an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder.

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How close are doctors to finding a cure to lou gehrig's disease?

How close are doctors to finding a cure to lou gehrig's disease?

Not close: We have learned that some cases are associated with fronto-temporal dementias rarely, and some cases cluster in certain areas of the world. We do know that it is a disorder of "misfolded proteins" (superoxide dismutase), but we only have palliative meds and approaches. Lastly, ALS was thot to cause lou gehrig's demise, but this is being reassessed. ...Read more

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Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Take meclizine: Meclizine is a prescription drug you can get from your doctor. It will reduce the vertigo. ...Read more

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How to know it is celiac disease?

How to know it is celiac disease?

A biopsy: There are blood tests that provide some evidence, but they are not totally reliable. A small bowel biopsy is the only absolute diagnostic test. Visit celiac.Org (celiac disease foundation). ...Read more

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How to treat parkinson's?

How to treat parkinson's?

Parkinson's disease: is the result of a deficiency of dopamine in a specific area in the brain. Medications that replace the dopamine, mimic the action of dopamine, or reduce the breakdown of dopamine in the brain are used to treat the symptoms. Medication regimens must be adjusted individually. Deep brain stimulation may be helpful when medications do not adequately control symptoms. ...Read more

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How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?

How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?

History and exam: Parkinson's is usually diagnosed based upon it having very characteristic symptoms and exam findings - namely asymmetric (i.e. Usually starts on one side) tremor at rest, slowness of movements (bradykinesia), and stiffness (rigidity). There are some nuclear medicine tests that show the pathology of pd fairly reliably, but they are fairly new and considered experimental by most insurers. ...Read more

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How is Parkinson's disease inherited?

How is Parkinson's disease inherited?

Mostly not inherited: The vast majority of people with parkinson's seem to get it sporadically, that is without any clear inheritance from family. That being said, we've found around 12 genetic variants that seem to greatly increase the risk of developing pd in some families. Some of them are recessive (rarely crops up), and some are dominant (50% chance of getting it from 1 affected parent). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is alzheimer's disease genetic?

Can you tell me is alzheimer's disease genetic?

Two categories: Several families with genetic alzheimer issues are noted, most commonly mutations involving pre-senilin i and ii, amyloid precursor protein, and less frequent patterns. Vast majority of cases are sporadic associated with aging, and the peak onset occurs by age 85. In these situations, the genetic patterns are not clearly explanations. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get kawasaki disease?

How common is it for somebody to get kawasaki disease?

3-4K/yr 80%: According to the AAP report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (Redbook)2009 the incidence is estimated at 3-4 thousand cases /yr in the US, 80% ...Read more

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How is Parkinson's disease dignosed and treated?

How is Parkinson's disease dignosed and treated?

Even DBS surgery!!: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with minimized symptoms) & greatly reduce dyskinesia (twisting, writhing, jerking movements during "on" time). Good candidates must be not demented, psychiatrically stable, & still demonstrating good symptom relief from meds, but with inconsistent results. ...Read more

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How can eldepryl (selegiline) work to manage symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's Disease: Eldepryl (selegiline) is a selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor type b mao-i. It increases the Dopamine available in the barin by inhibiting the monoamine oxidase (a naturally occurring enzyme in the brain involved in removing the neurotransmitters Dopamine and serotonin from the extracellular space). ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat neurodegenerative disease at home?

What things can I do to treat neurodegenerative disease at home?

Learn/support: Since this group of disorders is variable, learn as much as you can from the treatment team. Become aware of and begin to access adaptive equipment that helps the patient function in a house built for average people. Prepare to deal with the paperwork and multiple specialties needed for care. Search out support groups that may help you deal with the day to day problems of life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is huntington's disease a congenital disease?

Can you tell me is huntington's disease a congenital disease?

Word games: This is a genetic disorder that hides in your dna until you are old enough for symptoms to appear. To some congenital simply refers to something you are born with. Some may consider this congenital. Most reserve the descriptive term to mean it becomes evident at or near the time of birth. (ie.A congenital amputation of fingers, cleft palate defect, etc.). ...Read more

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How do you diagnose Parkinson's disease?

How do you diagnose Parkinson's disease?

Good History & Exam!: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams. ...Read more

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