What's the difference between parkinsonism and Parkinson's syndrome?

Variation on a theme. Parkinson's disease (pd) is a neurodegenerative disorder of as yet unknown cause, which has typical symptoms including tremor, stiffness, lack of spontaneous movement (and many others). Parkinsonism is a condition in which some of the factors of true pd are present but atypical factors are also present. Commonest form is drug-induced parkinson-like movement disorder.

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What's the difference between an svt, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, and fibrilations?

SVT, WPW, Afib. Svt or supraventricular tachycardia is a condition in which the upper chamber of the heart causes the heart to beat very fast. Wpw or wolf parkinson white syndrome is a condition where te heart has a propensity to abnormal electrical conduction that may predispose people to have svt, atrial fibrillation (where the upper chamber of the heart beats chaotically), or other heart rhythm issues. Read more...

What is the difference between Parkinson's disease and tourette syndrome?

Read up. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of a part of the brain that produces dopamine, and results in deterioration of movement and thinking. It generally affects older adults. Tourette's disease is an inherited disorder that generally shows up in childhood, and manifests with vocal and motor tics. The two conditions are different neurological illnesses with different treatments. Read more...

Is there any difference between Parkinson's syndrome and Parkinson's disease? Is the former curable?

Yes. Parkinsons syndrome means someone has symptoms that look like they have parkinsons disease. These can include slowness of movement, resting tremor, certain gait problems etc. Not everyone who has these symptoms has parkinsons disease. Certain medications and other health conditions can cause these types of symptoms. It is important to sort this out for treatment recommendations. Read more...

What's the main difference between parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease?

Type of Symptoms. Parkinsonism refers to signs or symptoms that are often associated with parkinson's disease. This term would be used for patients that exhibited some signs of parkinson's, but who didn't have enough symptoms to be classified as parkinson's disease. These symptoms can be seen for other reasons, such as medication side effects. Read more...

If I have tachycardia does that mean I also have wolf Parkinson white syndrome? What's difference if not? What does that mean if so?

No. WPW is a specific type of tachycardia. There are lots of causes of tachycardia. Have you been seen by a doctor to have your tachycardia evaluated? . Read more...
Not necessarily. Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome is a specific conduction abnormailty of the heart that can cause tachycardia. Tachycardia just means fast heart rate and there are many different types. Your doctor should be able to tell you which one you have. If you do have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome you can be prone ot sudden episodes of very rapid heart rate. There are several effective treatments. Read more...
Get checked. Tachycardia can be due to many causes, but Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome is a rather uncommon one. If, however, you are experiencing episodes of tachycardia, and if during an episode you have any symptoms such as faintness, weakness, sweating or more, then get checked as soon as possible by a cardiologist or skilled primary care physician. Read more...
Not usually WPW. Tachycardia, or a rapid heart rate (more than 120 beats per minute in an adult) happens all the time to everybody in certain circumstances (running, fear, excitement, etc ). Some extreme forms of tachycardia are due to an electrical defect in the heart's conduction system & Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome is an uncommon form of it. An EKG can sometimes tell the cause of tachycardia, but not always. Read more...

What's the difference between Parkinson's & multiple sclerosis? I have symptoms of both, MRI & nerve test is ok, how do I clarify 4 sure f I have either?

White vs. Grey. Multiple sclerosis is due to multiple plaques in the white matter of the brain while parkinsonism is due to involvement of the basal ganglia (grey matter) see: http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20091026025919aab78vd for a very detailed answer with multiple points. Good luck. Read more...
Neurology consult. I would recommend consultation with a neurologist specializing in those diseases or movement disorders. Multiple sclerosis has a particular appearance on brain mri. Spinal fluid analysis may also help. Read more...
HUGE DIFFERENCE. MS is autoimmune disorder starting late 20's into 30's, and affecting eye, balance, strength, sensation, coordination. Parkinson's starts late middle age, is degenerative, associated with resting tremor, slowing of motion, imbalance, muscle tightness (not weakness). Cognitive issues could be seen in both. Get second opinion from neurologist, you do NOT have both!! Read more...

I want to know what is the difference between Parkinson's disease and turrets?

Briefly.... Briefly... Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative (progressive) disorder that stems from a lack of dopamine. Common symptoms are shaking, stiffness and slow movement. Tourette's is a tic disorder, reasonably benign except for social implications; tics are sudden movements and involuntary sounds. Tourette's is often thought of as associated with cursing, but that is actually a less common symptom. Read more...