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Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Parkinson Disease (Overview)

A condition in which a person has a degenerative brain problem in which dopamine-containing cells in a part of the midbrain die off. Early symptoms include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking.


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What are some meds for parkinson disease?

What are some meds for parkinson disease?

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

Dr. Robert Hutchman
292 doctors shared insights

Parkinson Disease (Overview)

A condition in which a person has a degenerative brain problem in which dopamine-containing cells in a part of the midbrain die off. Early symptoms include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking.


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What are the causes of parkinson disease?

What are the causes of parkinson disease?

Causes of PD: Parkinson's disease involves depletion of a neurotransmitter in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra. The precise mechanisms of neurodegeneration in pd are unknown. There is believed to be an interaction between genetic and environmental factors, abnormalities in protein processing, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and others. ...Read more

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Parkinson disease (Tip)

Ask your doctor to explain why having PARKINSONISM does not mean you have PARKINSON'S DISEASE. ...See more

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How does parkinson disease affect the body?

How does parkinson disease affect the body?

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

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Parkinson disease (Tip)

The benefits of exercise with regard to gait and range of motion in people with parkinson’s disease. ...See more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Is there a way to cure parkinson disease naturally?

Is there a way to cure parkinson disease naturally?

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 more

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Advise possible options to control parkinson disease?

Advise possible options to control parkinson disease?

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

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Parkinson disease (Tip)

Parkinson can be a rapidly or slowly progressive neurological degenerative disease. ...See more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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What are the medicine prescribed for parkinson disease?

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 more

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Why in parkinson disease symptoms start asymmetrical ly?

Why in parkinson disease symptoms start asymmetrical ly?

Parkinson's: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of the basal ganglia. As a degenerative disease, different areas of the brain die at different times which causes asymmetry of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Parkinson disease (Tip)

Are there other conditions that can mimic parkinson s disease? ...See more

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What are the symptoms of early or mild parkinson disease?

What are the symptoms of early or mild parkinson disease?

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

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Can you suggest some good medicines for parkinson disease?

Parkinson Disease: There are a number of medications available for Parkinson disease but see which might be best for the patient you need to have a consultation with a neurologist who deals with this disorder - this physician can best assess which would be the best medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Parkinson disease (Tip)

Manual therapy/manipulation can help increase gait speed in parkinsons. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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