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Read below: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PD summary: Parkinson disease is a disease where cells in the brain that produce a chemical called Dopamine start to die. We don't know why. When you lose enough (~66%), you start to show the symptoms which include tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement, and balance problems. There can also be "non-motor" symptoms such as constipation, depression, and fatigue. Movement disorder neurologists treat this. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, Absolutely!!: Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active, to keep yourself in best physical condition & spirits. See a movement didorder specialist or at least a good local neurologist for Dopamine medication treatment, advice, education & inspiration to fight your pd! Azilect is a great med to start with, then possibly a 24 hour lasting Dopamine agonist like Requip xl or Neupro :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandfather has parkinsons. Are there any symptoms that i, as a 28 year old, might start to display already and can watch out for if gntcly prdspd?
Parkinson at 28 rare: Parkinson's disease variants run in a few families, and cause disease in younger patients. Parkinson's also is associated with some genes that increase risk. However, it is almost unheard of at age 28, and your risk with a grandfather who has parkinson's is probably no more than that in the population. ...Read more
Hopefully will help: Are you really 33, as you would be quite young for parkinson's. Sinemet is the main "go to" drug, and could very will be required in higher doses if your problem is progressing. Usually works quite well with limited adverse effects. Discuss fully with your neurologist. ...Read more
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