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Wolf Parkinsons White Syndrome And Dental Treatment
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
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
What is the treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome called in which extra pathway tissue is burned away during a cardiac catheterization?
I have been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome. My physician has tried several Parkinson's drugs, but they had no effect. I recently had some dental work done and wasprescribed lortab for three days. I noticed that I got relieffrom restless leg syndrome
No: In and of itself WPW is not fatal unless it is combined with other heart condition -- current treatments include medications and radio frequency catheter ablation and other surgical measures. ...Read more
I have afib and wolf parkinson white...symptoms are chest pain, shortness of breath, etc what are the treatments for those conditions?
Treatments vary: Depending on the nature of the cause of your symptoms. With atrial fibrillation and WPW there can be a number of different options. This is not something that can be easily addressed over the internet. You need to establish or reestablish with a health care professional who can address your concerns and manage your symptoms. Get checked out today. Cardiac Electrophysiologist would probably be best ...Read more
Tremors: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is what our neurologists use. Consult your pcp for other options. ...Read more
I am taking treatment for Parkinson's currently I am on ropnirole sr 6+4 & syndopa plus, what are the side effects we need to be mindful now?
Parkinson's disease: Check out http://www.Drugs. Com/sfx/ropinirole-side-effects. Html for side effects of ropinirole and http://www.Drugs. Com/sfx/carbidopa-levodopa-side-effects. Html for side effects of generic carbidopa/levodopa (syndopa plus is brand name in india, not sold in states). Movement disorders, ironically, are major concern of these meds eg dyskinesias such as choreiform, dystonia, etc. ...Read more
My dad has been suffering from parkinson for last 8 years, every treatment we took but no any improvement, can he use ceragem massager for treatment?
Review diagnosis: If the regular treatments for parkinson's have not worked, perhaps this is actually one of the parkinson's mimics. I've seen familial tremor misdiagnosed as parkinson's; I've known one man whose job exposed him to toxic levels of manganese who recovered fully when treated for this. There are others. Until we know what this is, I can't recommend the supposedly magic massager. ...Read more
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
Neurologist: The first thing is to make the proper diagnosis. 32 is pretty young for parkinson's disease. There are other disorders that have some similar symptoms that have different treatments and prognosis. A neurologist is your point of contact to help with diagnosis and treatment. The mainstay of treatment is medications. When these fail, there are some that are amenable to surgery. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Initially, may be best to use a Dopamine agonist (ropinorole, pramipexole, etc). Later l-dopa, and maybe add entacapone. If severe, and over 5-7 yrs, perhaps deep brain stimulation. Azilect (rasagiline) may be useful at times. In essence, different meds may be used best at different stages. This is the "art of medicine". ...Read more
Azilect (rasagiline) + Other Meds: 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 are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read more
Generic answer: Although very complex, early mild disease can be treated with dopamine agonists, and maybe start Azilect, (rasagiline) but as disease progresses, tend to start L-DOPA, with carbidopa, and maybe ultimately entacapone. With more advance disease, might use dopamine agonists in combination, but eventually Deep Brain Stimulation may be the best approach, for severe disease. ...Read more
Medical management: People with parkinsons disease may lose up to 80% of Dopamine in their bodies before symptoms appear. In addition, special imaging tests of the brain show that Dopamine may decline as much as 10% per year in people with parkinsons disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to help minimize Dopamine loss in the brain and maintain muscle function. Best wishes. ...Read more
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/parkinsons-disease/basics/treatment/con-20028488Get a more detailed answer ›
Adjunct: I located one auricular acupuncture protocol for tremors related to parkinsons. However, it is important to clarify that in some cases acupuncture is treating specific symptoms due to a disorder and is not curing the actual disorder. (for some conditions it is curative). I would not use acupuncture as a stand- alone treatment for parkinsons. Talk to your doctor about using it as an adjunct. ...Read more
For how many years Requip (ropinirole) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's as the decease progresses?
That Depends : Requip (ropinirole) is not a cure nor will it lessen the progression (or I'm unaware of such evidence)....however it's benefit on symptoms of a movement disorder may be present as long as you take the medication, possibly many years. If you think it may no longer be effective, then discuss with provider. Maybe a dosage adjustment or maybe a trial off/on the medication is reasonable. ...Read more
A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment. Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?
Sort of: We have some newer forms of L-DOPA, like Duodopa, and Rytary, and Deep Brain Stimulation seems to be used earlier and in more patients, but otherwise, not any profound advances, so far. However, loads of research programs under supervision of some outstanding Movement Disorder Specialists. If you are available, there may be some areas of benefit to consider. ...Read more
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 as well. ...Read more
PD neurologist: A good neurologist is the best place to start. A general neurologist is often fine, but consultation with a neurologist who specializes in the treatment of parkinson disease may be very helpful. Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (l-dopa is the active agent) is typically the best medication and typically provides excellent relief. For some patients, sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) ultimately loses effectiveness and dbs therapy may help. ...Read more
Parkinson: Best is to consult a NeurologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Root cause: While it is important to understand all options available for parkinson's treatment, looking for the underlying causes and trying to treat those can help the symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease, which is affected by genetics, toxins, nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle. These factors need to be evaluated and then addressed. ...Read more
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