Search Results Tagged With Self-Care

My Stress Management


Stress will affect your general health, how you feel, the symptoms you experience, attitude and resiliency. We all experieince stress, sometimes daily. The first step is to recognize when you stress …
July 29, 2015

How can I alert medical providers that I have DBS in an emergency? Can mammogram be done?


It is important that your medical provider be aware that you have DBS since there are some procedures that can not be performed if you have DBS.
April 13, 2013

How can I prevent dizziness?


Dizziness can have multiple causes in Parkinson's. Most common, is low blood pressure, specifically a drop in blood pressure with standing a condition caused orthostatic hypotension.
September 04, 2012

How do I treat my cough at night?


I am interested in any suggestions that would help in regards to controlling a cough while sleeping at night. I have tried 1 & 2 pillows, drinking water, having a mint to keep my mouth moist and nothi…
July 24, 2012

Is delaying medication harmful?


Given that the medications only treat the symptoms, and do not cure the disease, does the disease progress any faster if a person does not take all medications recommended by the doctor?
March 14, 2012

Medication Timing


How important is it that I take my medicine on time? When symptoms re-emerge between doses, medical professionals call this “disease fluctuation”.
March 02, 2012

The Importance of Care before Cure: NWPF’s Past, Present & Future


That mantra has been the driving force behind the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation since its inception more than a decade and half ago. And, Care before Cure will guide our decisions today and into th…
February 26, 2014

What do I need to know about vitamins?


The vitamin and supplement industry is a multibillion dollar business. If you search the internet, browse your pharmacy aisle or read a magazine you will discover many claims about a supplement treati…
May 30, 2013

When do I need to see a physical therapist?


Chances are you will benefit from a physical therapy (PT) evaluation and treatment if you have movement symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease or other brain condition.
May 24, 2013

Help for constipation


More than half of individuals with Parkinson’s have trouble with constipation. Constipation may even begin before the movement symptoms are noticeable, a pre-motor symptom.
June 12, 2012

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