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Should I still go to work if I have Parkinson's disease?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Depends upon severit
Depending how disable you are ( severity of symptoms)for the type of work you do.

In brief: Depends upon severit
Depending how disable you are ( severity of symptoms)for the type of work you do.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
What kind of work and how bad is the disease vs how well is it treated? If you work on your feet and are falling, then no. If you work from a desk, then you can probably work. If your work requires fine hand motor control, then you probably cannot work.
In brief: Clinical Facts
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.

In brief: Clinical Facts
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.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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In brief: You can with Rx!!
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.

In brief: You can with Rx!!
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.
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