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Doctor insights on: Parkinsons Disease And Stooped Posture

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Is it possible to correct stooped posture due to Parkinson's disease and if yes where it can be done?

Is it possible to correct stooped posture due to Parkinson's disease and if yes where it can be done?

Parkinso + Spine: Due to muscle forces and weakness in other places, the body tends to start to lean forward. If muscle training and exercise are not able to pull you up, an osteotomy (cutting of the spine and putting it back upright) is an option. It's not a quick operation, but patients tend to do really well afterwards, as long as you have tried everything else. Find a doc who does it a lot! u need experience! ...Read more

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Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Movements: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly memory and other cognitive functions. Parkinson's disease affects movements, either by tremor or by rigidity. It does not affect cognitive functions in the early stages. ...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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Why does Parkinson's disease cause a hunched over posture?

Why does Parkinson's disease cause a hunched over posture?

Rigidity: Rigidity in the musculature causes the so called semian posture. ...Read more

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My husband has Parkinson's disease he is not feeling well i'd like to know if there is a Parkinson's doctor?

My husband has Parkinson's disease he is not feeling well i'd like to know if there is a Parkinson's doctor?

Parkinson's : Yes there is. A neurologist is the kind of physician who works with parkinson's disease. There are some neurologist who have special interest or additional training in movement disorders. Most of them practice in large academic centers, university hospitals or large cities. This special interest makes a difference as the condition becomes more complex and hard to manage with further progression. ...Read more

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How can I cope with Parkinson's disease?

How can I cope with Parkinson's disease?

Control what u can: Though there is no cure for patkinson's, strategies such as medications and remaining active (especially lots of walking, yoga, tai chi, etc) can help ameliorate symptoms, delay developing disability, and some meds (azilect) and exercise may even slow down the disease. Sometimes a support group can help. Also make sure your doctor addresses common non-movement issues in pd like depression. ...Read more

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What drugs help with Parkinson's disease?

What drugs help with Parkinson's disease?

Several: The mainstays of parkinsons treatment are Dopamine agonists such as Requip and the drug l-dopa (sinemet). Others include comtan, (entacapone) amantadine, selegeline, cogentin. Even ECT can be used in severe cases and there is also experimental surgery. Talk to your neurologist to see what is right for you or your loved one. ...Read more

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How fast does Parkinson's disease progress?

How fast does Parkinson's disease progress?

Slowly: Once the diagnosis is made, the initial problems can be handled with Dopamine agonists and seem stable for 1-2 yrs, but then the progression requires l-dopa, which may help nicely for about 6-8 yrs, during which time additional meds may be added. By 10-12 yrs the medications are sharply losing efficacy, and the next step may require use of a deep brain stimulator device. ...Read more

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Who is most affected by Parkinson's disease?

Who is most affected by Parkinson's disease?

Older males: Typically, there are about 3 times as many males as females, but not fully clear why there is this predilection. Usually a disease presenting in the 60's and 70's, but younger patients can be seen. There may be a higher frequency in Caucasians. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure Parkinson's disease?

No cure, treatments: Unfortunately there is no cure for parkonson's disease. There are many different medicines available which help the underlying pathology, which is a shortage of Dopamine (and other neurotransmitters). We also know that regular vigorous exercise is helpful. There is a surgical procedure that in the right patient can help symptoms. ...Read more