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Slow Movement (Overview)

Bradykinesia is a generalized slowness of movement, which may be seen in a variety of conditions, from depression to Parkinson's disease.


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Any addictive drugs that slow movement later in life?

Hard to say: Stephiebelleiz, your question isn't very clear. Are you asking if you now have muscle slowing and you used to use opiates or certain tranquilizers? If so, there's probably no correlation. I will say that people who used crack Cocaine or methamphetamine may have permanent brain changes. Sounds like you need to talk to a doctor face-to-face rather than online. Good luck. ...Read more

Slow Movement (Overview)

Bradykinesia is a generalized slowness of movement, which may be seen in a variety of conditions, from depression to Parkinson's disease.


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Grandfather, very slow movement. Should I get him a walker?

Grandfather, very slow movement. Should I get him a walker?

Not a bad idea, but: A walker/cane can be useful, but i would have him evaluated by his doc/nurse to see why he is so. We do slow down with age, but certain medical conditions/medications can make things much worse. Make sure you remove clutters in the home and have his vision/glasses checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any addictive drugs that slow movement later in life?

Hard to say: Stephiebelleiz, your question isn't very clear. Are you asking if you now have muscle slowing and you used to use opiates or certain tranquilizers? If so, there's probably no correlation. I will say that people who used crack Cocaine or methamphetamine may have permanent brain changes. Sounds like you need to talk to a doctor face-to-face rather than online. Good luck. ...Read more

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Grandfather, very slow movement. Should I get him a walker?

Not a bad idea, but: A walker/cane can be useful, but i would have him evaluated by his doc/nurse to see why he is so. We do slow down with age, but certain medical conditions/medications can make things much worse. Make sure you remove clutters in the home and have his vision/glasses checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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25y woman. Problems pain in stummic, slow digestion, slow movement.Dont empty stummic often and reflux-deseace.whats wrong?No medication work.pls help

25y woman. Problems pain in stummic, slow digestion, slow movement.Dont empty stummic often and reflux-deseace.whats wrong?No medication work.pls help

Slow bowel movement: You may have obstipation or constipation. I would be helpful to know what medicines you are on. Would also suggest an abdominal flat plate xray to evaluate stool content. I would suggest a full consult with evaluation of your diet and medicines. ...Read more

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Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Overly sedated: This can result from medications that have sedative effect, alcohol or street drugs, or something metabolic such as low blood pressure or heart. Please consult your doctor for full assessment. ...Read more

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I have a neurological condition no diagnoises symptoms r severe balance gait coordination problems, slow movement and speach affected ..Any ideas?

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

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I have slow movement in my left arm and leg my b p is normal and I am feeling less senses in my left heel?

I have slow movement in my left arm and leg my b p is normal and I am feeling less senses in my left heel?

SOME GUESSES: Your description may suggest a focal neurological problem such as a prior stroke or parkinson's disease, but, of course, there may well be other explanations, and a direct visit to a neurologist would be very useful. Pursue the situation and get to the bottom of it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Akinesia (Definition)

A loss of ability to move, freezing in place. This is often seen in parkinson's disease. The person wants to move, but the signal is not getting through to the part of the brain that ...Read more