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Is Parkinson's disease preventable?

Is Parkinson's disease preventable?

Parkinson's disease: No. Parkinson's disease (pd) cannot be prevented. It appears a genetic predisposition added to environmental exposure predisposes to the development pd. Repetitive head trauma may increase risk of pd. Caffeine and smoking may reduce the incidence of pd (not recommended for prevention). Exercise and active lifestyle may offer benefit in patients with the disease but not shown to prevent onset. ...Read more

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

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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Do doctors have any suggestions on how to prevent Parkinson's disease?

No.: Cause and cure for parkinson's disease unknown. Parkinsonism (diseases resembling parkinson's) may be triggered by chemicals (e.g. Mptp) or repeat head trauma (example boxer muhammad ali). Anti-oxidants (turmeric, peppers etc) are rumored to be beneficial but no proof there. ...Read more

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Any ways to prevent shaking taking levodopa (l-dopa) for Parkinson's disease?

Any ways to prevent shaking taking levodopa (l-dopa) for Parkinson's disease?

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 more

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Do you know any ways to prevent vomitting after taking levodopa (l-dopa) for Parkinson's disease?

Do you know any ways to prevent vomitting after taking levodopa (l-dopa) for Parkinson's disease?

See your neurologist: Carbidopa is usually coadministered with levodopa to increase the effective half-life of levodopa. This allows less levodopa to be required, which in turn reduces the nausea/vomiting side effects. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your neurologist in order to review your medications for Parkinson's disease. More information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601068.html ...Read more

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How to prevent from parkinsonism ?

Prevention?: The cause of onset of parkinsons remains a mystery herbicides seem to be a problem caffeine studies have shown both increased and decrease risk some kinds of peppers may decrease risk in the 1980s a chemical with heroin was known to cause parkinsons. ...Read more

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How can I prevent random off incidents with parkinson's. Taking stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125, requip 3mg. I am 14 years into the desease.

How can I prevent random off incidents with parkinson's. Taking stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125, requip 3mg. I am 14 years into the desease.

DBS unit: Your medication is not a promising solution and you may do better with implantation of a dbs unit. Sometimes, Apomorphine injections a temporary abortive approach. ...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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