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Pvcs Related Parkinson Any
No.: Wolf parkinson white syndrome, aka pre-excitation due to the presence of an accessory pathway would not cause pvc's. Abnormal conduction of atrial impulses through the accessory pathway will lead to fast heart rates at times, this can become life threatening especially in the setting of atrial fibrillation with an inappropriately high rate of conduction leading to ventricular fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Parkinson's & have been falling a lot recently. My dr thinks it's med related. He wants to hospitalize me, slowly decrease meds to zero, observe my symptoms and then re-medicate as needed. Thoughts?
Parkinson vacation: Falling can be associated with parkinson's, and you describe "retropulsion", but you may also possess orthostatic hypotension, which can be caused by the drugs used for parkinson's disease. Yet, you do not list any such meds. Not really clear as to which meds your doc wants to taper or why you need inpt stay. No longer take people completely off parkinson's meds temporarily to improve response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, thankfully!!: They only share a common word in the name. They are in no way related. Wpw is an electrical conduction defect in the heart. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder featuring physical symptoms such tremor of limbs at rest, slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be : Dystonia is just a description of muscle tone that is poorly controlled. Parkinsons can cause tremor, rigidity, dystonia, dyskinesia, ataxia, spasticity, tonic spasms, etc. Deep brain structures control smoothness of muscle movement, and these centers become severely damaged in the parkinsons disease process. The book awakenings by oliver sacks is an excellent description of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: There is some data to suggest that the inflammatory response seen in uc may also play a role in pd. However, more data is needed to make that connection. Interestingly, a study in 2012 showed aggregates of a protein known to induce pd was found in the gut of patients getting colonoscopy and did not have pd at the time. Here is the info for that study: movement disorders may 2012 vol.27 #6:709-1. ...Read more
No relationship: Both are neurological disorders, but very different in numerous ways. For example, ms affects younger pts, women outnumbering men 3 to one. Parkinson's older folks, men far more often than women, 3:1. ...Read more
Can low dopamine levels cause cardiac dysfunction? Thanks. I have read that low dopamine levels are related to parkinsons--one of the symptoms being autonomic dysfunction. Could this include cardiac problems--racing, pounding, palpitations?
Unlikely: Low dopamine levels in Parkinson's Disease are specifically related to loss of dopamine producing neurons in the Basal Ganglia of the brain and does not show up on regular blood testing. An isolated low dopamine on blood tests is not in itself is usually meaningless as it is a precursor to epinephrine. It is usually measured to look for high levels of adrenal hormones. What panel was done/why? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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