Further Detail. 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.
Several. Parkinson's is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra. Early in the course of the disease, the symptoms are movement-related; these include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait. Later, cognition, demenentia and depression occur.
Dx of Parkinson's. Usually onset of sx's in late 50-60's in patients. They develope a resting pin- rolling tremor, masked facies, rigidity and slowing down of movements. They may also have postural instability and gait difficulties. Pls see an neurologist to be sure the condition is not "parkinsonism"related to medication, possible normopressure hydrocephalus or a stroke or brain mass.
I may have some symptoms of parkinson disease; is it possible that some medication cause symptoms like these?
Possibly. There are a number of medications with side-effects that mimc parkinson disease. Reglan and Compazine are very common examples. Similarly, a number of anti-psychotic and mood stabilizing medications can do so, as well...E.G. Haldol, risperdal, abilify (aripiprazole)...There are very many...Even Depakote can, through a different mechanism...And, less commonly, ssri's, such a Paxil and Prozac (and others)...
Secondary Parkinson' This condition may be caused from heavy metal intoxications, medications such as anti-psychotics or related to a neurodegenerative condition "multi-systems atrophy (msa). Msa may be associated with blood pressure changes, rigity, tremor, deficits in upgaze and cognitive disorders. Pls see a neurologist for further info.
Parkinson disease a person with parkinson disease in stage of losing ability of speaking. Is there any device that may help the person to be able to communicate? I don't have much information about his symptoms since I've not seen him for a long time, but
Speech. Speech may improve by simply adjusting his pd medications. There is also a specialized form of speech therapy called lsvt, proven effective. Singapore has excellent movement disorders specialists. He should consider seeing one, such as dr. Erle lim.
See a specialist. Advanced parkinson's disease can be hall engine. Work with a specialist in this area.
Parkinson. Despite a good deal of investigation so far there is no known causes of Parkinson's except for those drug induced. So until the source is found the concept of prevention remains remote.
Surgical? Essentially there are medications and surgery. Surgical treatment would likely consist of deep brain stimulation or dbs but, you should confirm this with a neurologist and a neurosurgeon.