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Is unresponsiveness a common problem in the end stages of Parkinson's disease?

Is unresponsiveness a common problem in the end stages of Parkinson's disease?

Yes: Unfortunately, people with parkinson's often go from ambulatory and verile to bed-bound and senile in the end stages. Many medications can delay this progression, but once it gets to that point, hospice is a great option for care. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Bloom
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Loss Of Consciousness (Definition)

Unconsciousness is a state of being unresponsive to stimuli, and unaware. People who faint are temporarily unconscious, and people in a coma are in a ...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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I have Parkinson's disease and am having a terrible problem with my memory. Any connection?

Parkinson's Disease: Memory problems is seen commonly seen in patients with parkinson's disease. Other medical conditions need to be excluded as well. Hydrocephalus (water accumulation inside the brain ventricles) in particular comes to mind when dealing with the two problems, particularly if there is no resting tremor. Conditions like thyroid disorder, vitamin B12 deficiency and depression need to be excluded. ...Read more

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Is there aany connection between Parkinson's disease, heat intolerance, and vision problems?

Is there aany connection between Parkinson's disease, heat intolerance, and vision problems?

Autonomic symptoms: There are variant forms of parkinsons, which cause autonomic symptoms such as dizziness, temperature dysregulation, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any problem of difficulty in ingestingg fluids more than solids during Parkinson's disease?

Is there any problem of  difficulty in ingestingg fluids more than solids during Parkinson's disease?

Swallowing issues: Some people with parkinson's develop swallowing problems (dysphagia), usually worse with liquids than solids. Can be tested with video esophagram, treated with swallowing rehab, diet changes, thickeners, change in consistency, etc.. Might improve with better control of the parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Can any antipsychotics cause Parkinson's disease or related problems? I am on invega and was on zyprexa. Tried nearly all antipsychotics too.

Can any antipsychotics cause Parkinson's disease or related problems? I am on invega and was on zyprexa. Tried nearly all antipsychotics too.

Parkinsonism causes: 28 F asks Can any antipsychotics cause Parkinson's disease or related problems? I am on invega and was on zyprexa. Tried nearly all antipsychotics too. ANS: yes. Some do and some don't. Go to drugs.com and look up meds you are one and symptoms. Take to your Dr. and discuss. ...Read more

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I am curious about the associations between IBS & other GI problems and Parkinson's disease. What do the pd experts out there think of research on that subject?

Parkinson's disease: That is a fascinating subject. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is in charge of gastrointestinal motility. Parkinson's disease (pd) is know to affect the ans. Constipation is a very significant problem in pd. Conversely, men with constipation are at a higher risk of developing pd. There is data that suggests that ANS disorders can precede pd by many years, perhaps representing a pre-morbid state. ...Read more

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Can toxic substances cause parkinson’s disease?

Can toxic substances cause parkinson’s disease?

Parkinsonism: Yes. There is evidence that certain chemicals and pesticides can cause parkinsonism. We are now experiencing an epidemic of parkinsonism but it is not clear why this is happening. ...Read more

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Is there current use of stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease in the u.S.?

Is there current use of stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease in the u.S.?

Not yet: Neurotransplantation as a treatment for parkinson disease reached the stage of human trials over 15 years ago, but the field, which is still in its infancy, has encountered a number of roadblocks since then, both political and scientific. With hope that stem cells may be used as a new source of dopaminergic neurons to replace the degenerating nerve cells in parkinson disease looming. ...Read more

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