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Treatment for closed eye syndrome associated with Parkinson's disease?

Treatment for closed eye syndrome associated with Parkinson's disease?

See your neurologist: Parkinson's disease affects voluntary muscle movement in any part of the body. If the eyelid is not lifting unless you do so with your fingers, this is called ptosis. It may be associated with parkinson's but can also occur on its own. Treatment may include surgical repair. If the lid is forcefully shut and cannot be easily lifted, this is a spasm which may need different treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Movements: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly memory and other cognitive functions. Parkinson's disease affects movements, either by tremor or by rigidity. It does not affect cognitive functions in the early stages. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

No: This is an arrhythmia that is caused by an abnormal electrical connection between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. If it causes symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting), you need to talk to an electrophysiologist (doctor that specializes in heart rhythm problems) who can perform an ablation that is usually curative. ...Read more

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Any nutritional supplements or treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Any nutritional supplements or treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Yes, Absolutely!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds ate needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Good supplements: coq10, mvi, b-complex, folate, asa. ...Read more

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Which results have patients experienced from deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease?

Which results have patients experienced from deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease: Deep brain stimulation (dbs) for parkinson's disease reduces the tremors, rigidity, and slowness of movement. The dbs does not destroy the surrounding brain, can be programmed with an external computer, and can be turned on and off. The dbs also allows patients to reduce the intake of oral medications. ...Read more

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Parkinson's disease treatment options, what to do?

Parkinson's disease treatment options, what to do?

Tremors: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is what our neurologists use. Consult your pcp for other options. ...Read more

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What is the definitive treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

What is the definitive treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

Ablation: Ablation of the aberrant fiber, typically using catheters through the groin (rather than open heart surgery), will typically 'cure' the condition and is successful in 90-95% of cases. ...Read more

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Should pr interval become normal after treatment for wolff parkinson syndrome with meds?

Typically not: An ablation of the accessory pathway should result in a normal ecg. Medical management should prevent attacks of tachycardia (or at least try to), but the pr interval will remain short. ...Read more

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How does amantidine act as treatment for Parkinson's disease?

How does amantidine act as treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Affects dopamine : Amantadine is usually not the first line drug for parkinson's disease. However, in certain patients it has been shown to help the parkinson's symptoms. It is often used in conjunction with the standard parkinson's medications. It seems to act by increasing release of Dopamine and blocking its re-uptake at the synaptic junction. Amantadine seems to upregulate the Dopamine receptors also. ...Read more

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