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None: There is no cure for parkinsons disease. There are about two dozen medicines for parkinson's, some 60 years old, others five years old. Each of them does something a little different. There is also surgery for a select group of patients with parkinsons. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more
How effective is this medicine for treating Parkinson's disease: sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (carbidopa-levodopa)?
None: Sadly, there is no medicine specifically to help patients and family members of a patient with this problem. It is important to not have prescribed tricyclic anti-depressants, as these can cause a serious reaction. There are some things that can help with specific symptoms. See a neurologist, please. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?
Nutrition: Aam deals with biochemical aspect understanding of nutritional issues/deficencies of each medical condition. Geriatrics deals with prevention, promotion, preservation and independence but little training on nutrtional management. Both aam and geriatrics do manage what we call successful aging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cure but may help: There is not a cure, but some research shows that gingko biloba decreases the number of raynaud's vasospasm attacks. Gingko has vasodilator effects. Like other non-fda-regulated medicines, traditional chinese meds are of uncertain purity, composition, strength, etc... Traditional chinese ideas of avoiding cold drinks, cold foods, cold temperatures, wetness from rain or snow, etc... Can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would not recommend!: Procyclidine is an anti-cholinergic medication which can be used to treat pd, similar to Artane & cogentin. They have fallen out of favor due to multiple side effects & modest anti-pd symptom benefits. A much better choice would be azilect, then Requip xl or neupro, (rotigotine) then eventually sinemet. Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active to keep your self in best shape :) rmh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on yourself: Many factors to assess before deciding whether it's best for a patient to take medication for their Parkinson's right away or wait. That's something you should discuss with your doctor. Medications for Parkinson's have side effects to be sure but they also can improve the quality of life tremendously in some people. You can also engage in regular EXERCISE (not just physical therapy) which helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, but for HTN : In other words, if you have pd & htn, why not use it? Isradipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension. But, it was found in dopamine-producing neuron cell cultures to help extend survival of the neurons by reducing calcium influx--a sinister, universal late stage process during programmed cell death (apoptosis) in parkinson's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders. ...Read more
Depends upon stage: A drug such as ropinorole is a dopamine agonist, and may be used early in mild Parkinson's with good results, and may be added to L-DOPA in more advanced patients to enhance effect of the former. However, this class of drugs has limited benefit overall, and really does not displace need for L-DOPA ...Read more
69yo, parkinson disease underwent madopar125 assessment.Taken 1 tablet, vomit&sweats after 1hr.Concluded-take seasick tablet with madopar as a solution?
Parkinson disease: You need to report this event to your doctor to get advice on how to proceed. ...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
PD Meds &Tremors: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (carbidopa/levodopa) is the medication that has the most symptomatic effect on tremor, however, dopamine agonists can cause a significant reduction in tremor as well. Introduction of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is usually delayed, especially in patients400mg in 4-6 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think you mean....: I suspect you mean you're on l-dopa, but you're still having tremor. Don't just add more sinemet--instead add Azilect (rasagiline) to boost your natural Dopamine and the Dopamine you get from l-dopa! this helps more fully and consistently suppress tremor, slowness & stiffness! another option would be adding amantidine to l-dopa. This often improves incomplete tremor relief by l-dopa thru glutamate antagonism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See physician: Hyperthyroidism, overactive thyroid, when gland produces and secretes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.Hyperthyroidism is one cause of thyrotoxicosis, hypermetabolic clinical syndrome which occurs withelevated se rum levels of t3 (liothyronine) and/or t4.Thyrotoxicosis can occur secondary to inflammation or thyroiditis or taking excessive thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism rx by medication or radiation therapy. ...Read more
Either: The one that works the best for you. ...Read more
Not our choice: In the late 1800s american medicine was very fragmented and not standardized. Physicians with mds existed, but the level of care was pretty poor and formal training was spotty. The opportunity existed for a lot of other alternative professions to arise such as osteopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, etc. To give us a name they decided on "allopathy, " which is pretty ridiculous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer