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Is there any difference betwee parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease?

Is there any difference betwee parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease?

YES: Sir james parkinson in 1817 described what he called shaking palsy now known as parkinson's disease. Symptoms similar to the symptoms can occur with some medications or in a group of diseases known as parkinson plus syndromes . Parkinsonism is the term reserved for this group. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease?

What's the main difference between parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease?

Type of Symptoms: Parkinsonism refers to signs or symptoms that are often associated with parkinson's disease. This term would be used for patients that exhibited some signs of parkinson's, but who didn't have enough symptoms to be classified as parkinson's disease. These symptoms can be seen for other reasons, such as medication side effects. ...Read more

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What is parkinsonism ?

What is parkinsonism ?

Parkinsonism: It is a disorder that affects the way the brain co-ordinates the movements of the muscles in various parts of the body. Main symptoms are usually stiffness, shaking (tremor), and slowness of movement. Symptoms typically become gradually worse over time. Treatment often provides good relief of symptoms for several years. http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet ...Read more

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How to control parkinsonism?

Parkinsonism: There is no cure for PD, and no treatment prevents the disease from progressing. However, treatments can usually ease symptoms. Consult your doctor . http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet ...Read more

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What are examples of parkinsonism drugs?

What are examples of parkinsonism drugs?

Many types: There are many types of drugs that are used to treat the symptoms of parksinson's disease. The mainstay of treatment are the dopaminergic medications include Levodopa (in various combinations) and the Dopamine agonists (e.g., rasagiline, ropinirole, etc). Other medications such as anticholinergics are to treat other manifestations of the disease. See: www.Parkinsons.Org & www.Michaeljfox.Org. ...Read more

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How to prevent from parkinsonism ?

Prevention?: The cause of onset of parkinsons remains a mystery herbicides seem to be a problem caffeine studies have shown both increased and decrease risk some kinds of peppers may decrease risk in the 1980s a chemical with heroin was known to cause parkinsons. ...Read more

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Can I get parkinsonism from heavy metals?

Similar: You can get symptoms like parkinsons disease from heavy metal toxicity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Very complex: In a nutshell, initially might use dopamine agonists, and Azilect, (rasagiline) 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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What is the definition or description of: parkinsonism?

Degenerative : Parkinson's disease is associated with a misfolded protein (alpha synuclein) which causes a loss of Dopamine in the basal ganglia. Symptoms include resting tremors, dementia, gait instability, rigidity, masked facies, drooling, trouble swallowing, constipation, pain, immobilization, and eventual severe disability. Deep brain stimulation may help many continue functioning. ...Read more

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Can I get parkinsonism from heavy metal toxic?

Can I get parkinsonism from heavy metal toxic?

Heavy Metals and PD: Several Heavy metals have been implicated as possible contributors to PD. Those include aluminum, iron, lead and Mainly manganese. Because of the known neurotoxicity of manganese, many people have expressed concern about the potential health risks of the manganese-based gasoline additive MMT. Being a Welder or farmer increases your risk of developing PD. ...Read more

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