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Remedies For Shuffling Gait
Gait is the way locomotion is achieved using our limbs. Gait is defined as "bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of human body, in which there is alternate movements of different segments of the body" . Different gaits are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, ...Read more
Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a neurological condition no diagnoises symptoms r severe balance gait coordination problems, slow movement and speach affected ..Any ideas?
Cerebellum: Parkinsonism, which means any combination of slowness, rigity, tremor and postural instability, would not cause coordination problems. Spinocerebellar ataxias, which are often but not always familial, can also cause some of the symptoms you named. Any problem in the cerebellum or brainstem, due to stroke or tumor for example, can cause these symptoms. Multiple sclerosis a possibility too. ...Read more
Could sudden cessation of long term Mirapex (pramipexole) 3mg/d for RLS cause sudden marked bradykinesia type walk? R/O Parkinson's...
Yes: Mirapex (pramipexole) is a drug used to treat Parkinsons. It enhances dopamine in the brain. Parkinsons disease is due to dopamine loss. If this medication were abruptly discontinued, it could result in symptoms very similar to Parkinsons. Talk to your doctor about tapering this medication more slowly. Best wishes! ...Read more
Diagnosed with fibro but symptoms include tiring quickly, leg aches w/ trouble climbing stairs, tonic pupil, and memory loss. Something else?
Fibro is an: insidious illness that involves multiple systems--muscles, neurological, vascular and psychiatric. Your symptoms fit, but are only four of possibly 20 or more. Here's a reference: http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/understanding-fibromyalgia-symptoms Find a doc that works with this disorder, as it can present in many forms and resist treatment. Pain docs and arthritis specialists are good.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: Muscle cells are replaced by fat as we age & nerve pathways that aren't being stimulated die out. Make sure that the weakness is not being caused by other conditions, however. It's too easy to say, "you're just getting old." conditions that affect muscles, nerves, and energy can be obstacles. See "strong women stay young" (book) and "23 and1/2 hours" (http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=auains6higo). ...Read more
Neck spasms an vision trouble an half head numbness, an severe gait problems and movement sets off balance trouble, why?
What surgical options are available for constant ankle pain, swelling, difficulties walking and difficulty sleeping? 1 surgery already no effect
Depends: Hard to offer specific surge rival choices without knowing the problem specifics. Scar tissue can be debrided, loose bodies removed, instability stabilized, and arthritis treated with joint resurfacing or fusion. Very broad range of options with very specific indications for each. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Such a buzz about galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) Improving bipolar cognition. Do you suggest this medicine or adapting, coping, compensating for bipolar memory problems?
Unimpressed: I'm unimpressed with any single medication as sole treatment strategy to thing as complex as cognition whether for Dementia, Bipolar, etc. Exception would be cases where low B12, D, folate, (folic acid) or thyroid, are proven causes of problem. Otherwise, proactive strategies to stimulate cognition much better chance of success (in my opinion). Want to talk about it? Write me: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
What type of tremor lasts for more than 8 mo? Hands, head, speech, and legs along w/many complex issues gng on?!
Hand Tremor/ depression.Diagnosed as early stage Parkinson. Is there med. or herbal way to stop hand tremor completely.Pexola 0.375mg helps little.
Tremor options in PD: Tremor as part of Parkinson is tough. If you think pramipexole is helping with your PD it is reasonable to ask your MD about increasing it. If your total daily dose is 0.375mg, you have a lot of room to increase (as long as the side effects aren't bad). Unfortunately, the resting tremor of PD is arguably best treated by moving or finding a better PD medicine. ...Read more
Tremor in both hands, headache, constipation, fatigue,joint pains,nervepains,footpain,dizzy,cant swing 1 hand,depression etc is it parkinson or ET?
What treatments are used for severe cases of auto immune disease? My mom can't walk, has slurred speech, neck pain, etc. Help!
New symptoms??: A person who walked and talked yesterday, and awakens today with slurred speech and the inability to walk, is having a brain problem such as a stroke. The person should ride the ambulance to the emergency room for treatment. She can bring all her medications, and her regular doctor(s) can be notified, after 911 is called. Don't worry if it turns out not to be a stroke; it's best to be safe. ...Read more
Are motion sickness tablets effective for nausea caused from playing video games or carnival rides?
Yes . But why: They very well may help, but why take a medication when the stimulus can be avoided. ...Read more
My wife exhibits signs of possible early onset dementia (confusion, agitation, unsteady balanve, slurred speech). How can we get an accurate diagnosis?
Neurological Disorde: I understand your concern for your wife! unsteady balance and slurred speech generally are not due to early onset dementia . Alcohol use can cause unsteady balance and slurred speech . Please see a neurologist for the diagnosis and treatment of your wife's condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shuffling gait = "A gait in which the foot is moving forward at the time of initial contact or during midswing, with the foot either flat or at heel strike, usually accompanied by shortened steps, reduced arm swing and forward flexed posture." REF: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/shuffling+gait May ...Read more
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