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Parkinson’s Paradoxes

Monday March 10, 2014

Of the finer miseries of Parkinson’s Disease, perhaps paradox is the finest. Paradox flourishes at every level of PD. Just to start, Parkinson’s Disease robs you of the dexterity you need to handle say, small pills. And you manage PD symptoms with... little tiny pills! This makes for hours of fun, from getting them out of their tamper-resistant bottles to swallowing them, in a disease, by the way, that interferes with... swallowing! Fiendish! But that is only the beginning.

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Top medicines that worsen Parkinson’s disease or cause secondary parkinsonism

Friday October 04, 2013

Some medications can worsen movement symptoms of PD, including slowness, stiffness, tremor and dyskinesia.

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Is leg pain a symptom of Parkinson's?

Wednesday September 25, 2013

Leg pain can be significant and have many causes; some related to Parkinson’s disease, some that increase in frequency with age and others that are more common in both conditions.

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Look beyond Parkinson’s when symptoms change quickly

Saturday August 31, 2013

An abrupt change in PD symptoms may be caused by a problem other than PD. Treatment therefore may require a different approach then simply changing Parkinson’s medicines.

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What is atypical parkinsonism and how does it differ from PD?

Monday June 24, 2013

Atypical parkinson’s, parkinsonism, and parkinson’s plus are all terms used to describe syndromes that share features similar to Parkinson’s disease but are different conditions.

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When do I need to see a physical therapist?

Friday May 24, 2013

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.

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What causes hallucinations?

Sunday April 21, 2013

Hallucinations are a side effect associated with dopaminergic medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms.

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My mom has PD and almost every evening, any time between ...

Tuesday March 05, 2013

My mom has PD and almost every evening, any time between 4-8 pm she experiences hot flashes, she gets really red and hot from the neck up, while the rest of her body is cold. Is this a PD symptom? We have to put ice packs and iced towels all over her head and face to get it to calm down.

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How can I tell whether medications are wearing off or Parkinson’s disease is progressing?

Tuesday November 27, 2012

How Parkinson’s motor symptoms respond to dopaminergic medication changes over time.

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Does DBS affect speech?

Tuesday May 22, 2012

DBS treats movement symptoms of Parkinson’s specifically tremor, dystonia motor offs and dyskinesia.

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