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Doctor insights on: Parkinson Syndrome Cause Legs

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Does wolf parkinson white syndrome cause fluid to build up in my daughter's legs?

Does wolf parkinson white syndrome cause fluid to build up in my daughter's legs?

No: Wolff-parkinson-white (WPW) syndrome describes a condition where there are ECG abnormalities and a predisposition to a rapid heart rate known as supraventricular tachycardia (svt). In almost all patients, the heart function is normal. Very rarely a weak heart muscle is present in patients with WPW and they may have symptoms of heart failure. Even in this setting isolated leg swelling is not seen. ...Read more

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What will help control a parkinson tremor of the leg?

What will help control a parkinson tremor of the leg?

MANY DRUGS: Traditionally, l-dopa should do a fine job, if you tolerate the med, but Dopamine agonists also will work, such as ropinorole, pramipexole, or Neupro (rotigotine) patch. In some cases, Azilect seems to assist. Might spend some time with your neurologist and custom design an approach. A movement disorder specialist might also help. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching in legs could it be a start of Parkinson's disease?

Muscle twitching in legs could it be a start of Parkinson's disease?

Not likely: Micrographia often is the earliest sign of Parkinson.s disease. (redution in the size of hand writing. Blance issues and difficluty with initiation of mobement may come next along with a pill rolling tremor of one hand. Twitching and muscle loss in the legs can be caused by many conditions. (ALS-diabetic amyotrophy, neuropathy, spinal cord syndromes etc) ...Read more

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Is the uncontrollable shaking & muscle spasm in my leg & foot dystonia? I have a Parkinsons

Is the uncontrollable shaking & muscle spasm in my leg & foot dystonia? I have a Parkinsons

Dystonia: Dystonia is different than Parkinsons. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements may resemble a tremor. Dystonia is often initiated or worsened by voluntary movements, and symptoms may “overflow” into adjacent muscle ...Read more

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From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. Can it possibly be MS and/or Parkinson's Disease?

From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. Can it possibly be MS and/or Parkinson's Disease?

MS and Parkinson's: would be remote considerations compared with more common causes given the medication list and current conditions. Check labs first. ...Read more

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From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. I'm afraid from MS and/or Parkinson's Disease. What can it be? What to test?

From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. I'm afraid from MS and/or Parkinson's Disease. What can it be? What to test?

Check Mg++ / K+: If either is low you can get muscle cramps. Additional tests would include kidney function, thyroid function. assessment of circulation in the legs, EMG-NCS and possibly an MRI of the lumbar region. Rule out the obvious first ( on HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) ) ...Read more

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I have parkinson disease for 40 years and at the same i had a stroke for 6 months. What exercise can I do for my left arm and leg on the move again?

I have parkinson disease for 40 years  and at the same i had a stroke for 6 months. What exercise can I do for my  left arm and leg on the move again?

PT/OT: Range of motion, resistance, strength and balance require attention. A good physical & occupational therapist will be able to train you. You have parkinson's for 40 years and you are currently 47 yo? ...Read more

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My father is 81 and has Parkinson's disease for the last 3 years. He can't even move his hands & legs. What can I do to support him?

My father is 81 and has Parkinson's disease for the last 3 years. He can't even move his hands & legs. What can I do to support him?

Hands on or w/c: At that stage a person needs hands on care to be up and around 24/7. No one likes @ institutionalize their parents, but he is very high risk to fall ad sustain major injury. He is mentally aware, as m ali, so you need @ handle with kid gloves, best @ have his md suggest it, if u can have 24/7 attention, a w/c will allow u 2 take him out and about. Can b done from home or nh. Good luck hard 2 do. ...Read more