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I had parkinson disease for 12 years now. With my daily medication no one will know I have this ailment. Wouldn't my age 62 cause it to be worse?

I had parkinson disease for 12 years now. With my daily medication no one will know I have this ailment. Wouldn't my age 62 cause it to be worse?

Not necessarily: Congratulations on having a medication regimen that keeps the disease in check. Parkinson diseae affects different people differently; be happy you have control right now! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more


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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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How could parkinson disease be prevented?

How could parkinson disease be prevented?

Parkinson: Despite a good deal of investigation so far there is no known causes of Parkinson's except for those drug induced. So until the source is found the concept of prevention remains remote. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment that works for parkinson disease?

Are there any treatment that works for parkinson disease?

Surgical?: Essentially there are medications and surgery. Surgical treatment would likely consist of deep brain stimulation or dbs but, you should confirm this with a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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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?

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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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

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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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What are the typical symptoms of having parkinson disease?

What are the typical symptoms of having parkinson disease?

Dx of Parkinson's: Usually onset of sx's in late 50-60's in patients.They develope a resting pin- rolling tremor, masked facies, rigidity and slowing down of movements. They may also have postural instability and gait difficulties. Pls see an neurologist to be sure the condition is not "parkinsonism"related to medication, possible normopressure hydrocephalus or a stroke or brain mass. ...Read more

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How does parkinson disease affect your body's gait and posture?

How does parkinson disease affect your body's gait and posture?

Slows gait: Parkinson's slows movements and makes steps smaller. There are also balance difficulties and increased falls. Posture is often bent forward though there is a tendency to fall backwards known as retropulsion. These problems can be mild early on in the illness but can be debilitating if you have had the disease for a number of years. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does parkinson disease affect daily living?

Interested to know how does parkinson disease affect daily living?

Varies: This may vary depending on the severity of the parkinson's disease and also the response to medications.There are some who may have a minor tremor that is well controlled by medications.There are some that may have severe on/off problems that are debilitating and affect daily living.There are new surgical techniques(deep brain stimulation) that have a lot of promise in alleviating symptoms. ...Read more

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What are simple remedies for parkinson disease (including vastu remedies) ?

What are simple remedies for parkinson disease (including vastu remedies) ?

No remedies (cures): Parkinson's disease is unfortunately a progressive neurological disorder for which there is no remedy or cure at this time. However, there are many options for treatment, and with proper management of medications, exercise and other treatments patients can often do well for many years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how parkinson disease affects normal homestasis of the body?

Can you tell me how parkinson disease affects normal homestasis of the body?

Parkinson Disease: Parkinson Disease is a disorder of the brain affecting mostly muscle control and cognition - it does not normally affect homeostatis of the body until the very late stages of the disease. ...Read more

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Is syndopa plus (levedopa + carbidoba) the only medicine to treat parkinson disease?

No, others are used: Dopamine agonists such as pramipexole, ropinorole, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. Azilect, entacapone, and maybe tolcapone. Dbs surgery and use of unit. So, lots of choices. ...Read more

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What are the causes and simple remedies for parkinson disease (including vastu remedies)?

Parkinson's disease: Parkinsons disease (pd) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system with motor symptoms due to the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra. Later in its course cognitive and behavioral problems may occur in addition. School medicine teaches that there is no cure for pd, but medications, surgery and multidisciplinary management can provide symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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