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Parkinsons 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nobody knows: Unless youmwere taking some drugs that cause it. No way of preventing it. ...Read more
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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