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Doctor insights on: Symptons Of Parkinsons

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Is parkinson’s disease hereditary?

Yes: Although the causes are multifactorial and sometimes poorly understood, there is a hereditary component. Keep in mind, that even though a parent may have it, it does not mean that it will be necessarily passed on. The tendency, however, may be there. ...Read more

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Why does medication for parkinson’s produce an on/off effect?

Why does medication for parkinson’s produce an on/off effect?

Dose?: Depends on the medication but some parkinson medication required "drug holiday" to allow the drug to clear and be restarted, some medications work differently causing brekthrough symptoms. It could be that dosing needs adjusted as well. ...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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