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My doctor has said my iron level is 183 and could be in a stage were Parkinson's could be in my future, he has recommended donating blood.
High total iron, yes: Most laboratories would consider an adult male iron level to be normal somewhere around 60 to 160. Using that general criteria, a serum iron level of 183 would be considered high. Before recommending regular blood donation, or any other specific treatment for that matter, it would be helpful to know your Ferritin level, and the results of your CBC. High iron level by itself is not specific. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Read below: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PD summary: Parkinson disease is a disease where cells in the brain that produce a chemical called Dopamine start to die. We don't know why. When you lose enough (~66%), you start to show the symptoms which include tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement, and balance problems. There can also be "non-motor" symptoms such as constipation, depression, and fatigue. Movement disorder neurologists treat this. ...Read more
Many types: There are many types of drugs that are used to treat the symptoms of parksinson's disease. The mainstay of treatment are the dopaminergic medications include Levodopa (in various combinations) and the Dopamine agonists (e.g., rasagiline, ropinirole, etc). Other medications such as anticholinergics are to treat other manifestations of the disease. See: www.Parkinsons.Org & www.Michaeljfox.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, Absolutely!!: Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active, to keep yourself in best physical condition & spirits. See a movement didorder specialist or at least a good local neurologist for Dopamine medication treatment, advice, education & inspiration to fight your pd! Azilect is a great med to start with, then possibly a 24 hour lasting Dopamine agonist like Requip xl or Neupro :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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