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My father was just diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I need information on this disease?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rigid, tremor,face

It is characterized by: rigidity, lack of facial or muscle expressions, shuffling gait, tremors like "rolling coins" between fingers.
Tremors alone are not parkinson's.It is called "disease" because it is not caused by medicines. Parkinson's disease has no cure, medicines mitigate some symptoms like the rigidity. Tremors might improve just a little with medications. Side effects from meds: lots.

In brief: Rigid, tremor,face

It is characterized by: rigidity, lack of facial or muscle expressions, shuffling gait, tremors like "rolling coins" between fingers.
Tremors alone are not parkinson's.It is called "disease" because it is not caused by medicines. Parkinson's disease has no cure, medicines mitigate some symptoms like the rigidity. Tremors might improve just a little with medications. Side effects from meds: lots.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Stephen DAmico
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Got to APDA site

The american parkinson's disease association: www.
Apdaparkinson.Org has a wealth of knowledge about the disease. If you need to speak to someone directly, call 800-223-2732 from 10 A.M. To 3 P.M. (et) monday through friday.

In brief: Got to APDA site

The american parkinson's disease association: www.
Apdaparkinson.Org has a wealth of knowledge about the disease. If you need to speak to someone directly, call 800-223-2732 from 10 A.M. To 3 P.M. (et) monday through friday.
Dr. Stephen DAmico
Dr. Stephen DAmico
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Parkinson.org

The national parkinson association (www.
Parkinson.Org) is a non-profit organization who's focus is on education and resesarch. Their website has a wealth of information. Additional sources include your local hospital as they may have classes or support groups.

In brief: Parkinson.org

The national parkinson association (www.
Parkinson.Org) is a non-profit organization who's focus is on education and resesarch. Their website has a wealth of information. Additional sources include your local hospital as they may have classes or support groups.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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