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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Slow Movement (Overview)

With Parkinsonism, slowed movements include slow blink rate, slow disorganized finger or toe tapping, and overall reduction in reaction time. Slowed movements can occur with multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain trauma due to delays between brain initiating of movement acid actual movement. Can be measured by timed "up and go" test.


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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
5 doctors shared insights

Slow Movement (Overview)

With Parkinsonism, slowed movements include slow blink rate, slow disorganized finger or toe tapping, and overall reduction in reaction time. Slowed movements can occur with multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain trauma due to delays between brain initiating of movement acid actual movement. Can be measured by timed "up and go" test.


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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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What is the definition or description of: Slow movement?

What is the definition or description of: Slow movement?

Neuro causes of slow: With Parkinsonism, slowed movements include slow blink rate, slow disorganized finger or toe tapping, and overall reduction in reaction time. Slowed movements can occur with multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain trauma due to delays between brain initiating of movement acid actual movement. Can be measured by timed "up and go" test. ...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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Can shallow breathing contribute to low blood pressure/slow movement?

Can shallow breathing contribute to low blood pressure/slow movement?

No: Chronic hypoventilation is a well recognized syndrome (call the pickwickian syndrome). It causes drowsiness and fatigue but not low blood pressure or slow movement. Actually, such people tend to have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

Critique: Trivastal, a newer Dopamine agonist, is not available in the usa, but might be a choice. Sifrol, pramipexole, is likely your safest and best starting drug. There is no role for lioresal, (baclofen) and Artane is literally "poison" and is not used in the usa. Choose the doc who recommended sifrol. ...Read more

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I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart ????

I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart ????

Anxiety: You have symptoms of Anxiety /panic disorder. You should see your physician for a trial of some prescription anxiolytics or a referral to psych if this is a chronic problem, affecting your overall well being. in the meantime, learn some relaxation techniques to feel better! ...Read more

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Better to do slow movements when doing pilate's?

Better to do slow movements when doing pilate's?

Yes: In general use slow controlled movements with any exercise program - lot less injury that way. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis of the women who feels extremely tired, have slow movements and sleep after lunch for 20 min and can't gets up.

What is the diagnosis of the women who feels extremely tired, have slow movements and sleep after lunch for 20 min and can't gets up.

A Lot of Things: This is very common. If minor likely normal! There are series of hormone changes after eating that effect energy (e.g. cortisol, GH, insulin, Orexin-being studied for wt loss/narcolepsy, blocker of it suvorexant new sleep aid). Then there are concerning things like type 2 DM, Heart dz/vasc dz (underdiag in women!), thyroid dz, anemia, deconditioning...need more info, but don't panic & get eval. ...Read more

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What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

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 more

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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria. ...Read more

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?

More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more

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Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website: http://www.rxlist.com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center.htm Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ." ...Read more

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