Can you die from Parkinson's disease?

Yes. Parkinsons disease is a progressive neurologic illness and often has dementia as part of the course of the disease. However, it is not rapidly fatal.
Advanced Directives. Everyone will die some day, and unfortunately, people w. Neurodegenerative disorders are likely to die unfairly young. Sometimes i tell people that the physical slowing down and brain degeneration is like ageing too fast, so death comes earlier. It is essential to have frank discussions w. Loved ones, & appoint a health care proxy. Tell them if you want to die on life support, or naturally.

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What are the causes of parkinson disease?

Causes of PD. Parkinson's disease involves depletion of a neurotransmitter in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra. The precise mechanisms of neurodegeneration in pd are unknown. There is believed to be an interaction between genetic and environmental factors, abnormalities in protein processing, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and others. Read more...

What are some meds for parkinson disease?

Numerous ITEMS. We have the anti-cholinergics like artane, but not used much these days, Dopamine agonists such as mirapex, requip, Neupro (rotigotine) patch. L-dopa with or without carbi-dopa, and maybe later entacapone. Azilect may be neuroprotective. The dbs unit could provide surgical support. Read more...

How does parkinson disease affect the body?

Many possibilities. Physical symptoms: resting tremor, slow movements, rigidity (stiffness) of muscles & posture. Causing slow walking, masked face, decreased blink rate, softer/mumbled speech, poor hand agility, small handwriting, potential falls & injury. Non-physical symptoms: cognitive decline, hallucinations/delusions, anxiety/depression, insomnia, sleepiness/fatigue, constipation, low bp, erectile dysfunction. Read more...

Is there a way to cure parkinson disease naturally?

No cure. There is no cure for parkinson disease. There are many good medications, and exercise helps as well. There is nothing "natural" that has been shown to be helpful. Previously it was thought that coq10 was helpful, but more recent evidence suggests that it does not help. Read more...

Advise possible options to control parkinson disease?

Many are available. There are numerous drugs and treatments available. Consult with a neurologist to review your medical condition and get started on the correct road to control. Read more...

What are the medicine prescribed for parkinson disease?

Parkinson's Meds. For primary motor symptoms; sinemet or parcopa (carbidopa/levodopa), Requip (ropinirole), Mirapex (pramiprexole), Eldepryl (selegiline), Azilect (rasagiline), Artane (trihexyphenidyl), amantadine, Lodosyn (carbidopa), tasmar, stalevo, (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) Comtan (entacapone), apokyn. For other associated symptoms: Exelon (rivastigmine) memory, ssri/tcad anxiety and drooling, MiraLAX / colace for constipation, etc. Read more...
Complicated. With the earliest symptoms, best approach is Dopamine agonist (mirapex, requip), later l-dopa, which remains fundamental, and maybe Azilect for potential protection. As the l-dopa becomes less efficacious, comtan, (entacapone) and even later combinations of all of the above, and if inadequate, use of deep brain stimulation. Read more...

Why in parkinson disease symptoms start asymmetrical ly?

Parkinson's. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of the basal ganglia. As a degenerative disease, different areas of the brain die at different times which causes asymmetry of symptoms. Read more...

What are the symptoms of early or mild parkinson disease?

Slow progression. These symptoms typically involve resting tremor, slowness of body movements & rigidity of muscles & posture. They always begin on one side, then effect the midline (face, voice & balance, & finally do spread to involve the other side. Early pre-motor symptoms include: rbd (acting out dreams while sleeping), anosmia (loss of smell), constipation & depression. Also, slow mental clarity/st memory. Read more...

Can you suggest some good medicines for parkinson disease?

The old standard... Is Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). It works really well in most people...but not all. A class of meds called a "dopamine agonist" is commonly used, too. Med choice is a good thing to discuss with your neurologist. Read more...
Parkinson Disease. There are a number of medications available for Parkinson disease but see which might be best for the patient you need to have a consultation with a neurologist who deals with this disorder - this physician can best assess which would be the best medication. Read more...