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What is pseudo Parkinson's disease?

What is pseudo Parkinson's disease?

Not Parkinson's: Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain characterized by slowness of movement, rigidity of muscles and is caused by a deficiency of Dopamine in the brain. Many drugs such as the anti-psychotics can cause a parkinson's-like picture, as can some severe infections and metabolic disorders. I believe the term is more of a lay term than what is truly found in medical books. ...Read more

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Parkinsonism (Definition)

Parkinson's disease is associated with a misfolded protein (alpha synuclein) which causes a loss of Dopamine in the basal ganglia. Symptoms include resting tremors, dementia, gait instability, rigidity, masked facies, drooling, trouble swallowing, constipation, pain, immobilization, and eventual severe disability. Deep brain stimulation may ...Read more


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What is parkinsons?

What is parkinsons?

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

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What is parkinsonism ?

What is parkinsonism ?

Parkinsonism: It is a disorder that affects the way the brain co-ordinates the movements of the muscles in various parts of the body. Main symptoms are usually stiffness, shaking (tremor), and slowness of movement. Symptoms typically become gradually worse over time. Treatment often provides good relief of symptoms for several years. http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet ...Read more

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How to control parkinsonism?

Parkinsonism: There is no cure for PD, and no treatment prevents the disease from progressing. However, treatments can usually ease symptoms. Consult your doctor . http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet ...Read more

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What are the signs of parkinsons?

What are the signs of parkinsons?

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 more

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What caused muhammad alis parkinsons?

What caused muhammad alis parkinsons?

Dementia pugilistica: Numerous brain injuries cause disruptions in the fragile circuits that govern brain function. When injuries occur deep within the brain, they may affect a part of the brain that regulates movements. The part of the brain most involved in suppressing Parkinsons movements is called the substantia nigra. Mr. Ali has had injuries that damaged this part of the brain, which leads to his tremor. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with parkinsons?

How can I help someone with parkinsons?

Parkinson: There are a number of medical treatments available for treatment of parkinson's disease, best to contact a neurologist that specializes in this area and get an opinion as to what treatments are available. ...Read more

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What are examples of parkinsonism drugs?

What are examples of parkinsonism drugs?

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 more

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Can I get parkinsonism from heavy metals?

Can I get parkinsonism from heavy metals?

Similar: You can get symptoms like parkinsons disease from heavy metal toxicity. ...Read more

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Are there any known ways to ease parkinsons?

Are there any known ways to ease parkinsons?

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 (rotigotine) :). ...Read more

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Any disabling disease worse than parkinsons?

Its relative: The question doesn't really make sense because comparing morbidity of different diseases is impossible. Suffice it to say, infortunately, that there are many bad diseases to suffer from abd that most of them end badly. ...Read more

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How to know if I have early sign of parkinsons?

How to know if I have early sign of parkinsons?

Parkinson's: Signs of slowness, stiffness, tremor or gait abnormality should be seen and evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Very complex: In a nutshell, initially might use dopamine agonists, and Azilect, (rasagiline) and later L-DOPA, with carbidopa and entacapone, and even later have combinations of some of these. A non-drug approach via DBS unit could be rather valuable, if necessitated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parkinsonism?

Degenerative : Parkinson's disease is associated with a misfolded protein (alpha synuclein) which causes a loss of Dopamine in the basal ganglia. Symptoms include resting tremors, dementia, gait instability, rigidity, masked facies, drooling, trouble swallowing, constipation, pain, immobilization, and eventual severe disability. Deep brain stimulation may help many continue functioning. ...Read more

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What happens if i take sinamet in high doses & have parkinsons?

Hopefully will help: Are you really 33, as you would be quite young for parkinson's. Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is the main "go to" drug, and could very will be required in higher doses if your problem is progressing. Usually works quite well with limited adverse effects. Discuss fully with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Parkinsons is more common to males or females?And what age?Thanks

Parkinsons is more common to males or females?And what age?Thanks

See below: About 1.5 million cases of parkinson's disease in us and 3 times as many men as women have it. Although can occur in 40's and 50's, more often is seen in older age groups like 60's and 70's. ...Read more

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How is mpp+ excreted from body? How long does it take? Think I have parkinsons:(

How is mpp+ excreted from body? How long does it take? Think I have parkinsons:(

MAO-B inhibitors: Mptp is converted to mpp+ in the mitochondria of glial cells. The formation of the toxic mpp+ can be prevented by the use of mono-amine oxidase b inhibitor like selegeline which is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease. The chlorinated intermediate of mpp+ has been used as a pesticide (paraquat) to prevent the formation of the reactive, free radical generating mpp+ avoid it. ...Read more

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My grandfather has parkinsons. Are there any symptoms that i, as a 28 year old, might start to display already and can watch out for if gntcly prdspd?

My grandfather has parkinsons. Are there any symptoms that i, as a 28 year old, might start to display already and can watch out for if gntcly prdspd?

Parkinson at 28 rare: Parkinson's disease variants run in a few families, and cause disease in younger patients. Parkinson's also is associated with some genes that increase risk. However, it is almost unheard of at age 28, and your risk with a grandfather who has parkinson's is probably no more than that in the population. ...Read more

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What is Parkinson's disease?

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What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson: Rigidity such as stiff neck, tremors, and slow movements are part of parkinson. It involves the part of the midbrain called Substantia nigra. ...Read more