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Understanding and Managing PD-Related Shame and Embarrassment

Friday October 17, 2014

Those of us living with PD often experience distressing shame and embarrassment secondary to some of our PD symptoms. When eating in public, for example, hand tremors can cause us to spill food all over the dining table and ourselves.

Shame, while frequently encountered by PWP’s, is infrequently discussed. There is irony at play. For many PWPs, it is embarrassing to talk about embarrassments.

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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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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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Can ultrasound treat Parkinson’s tremor?

Sunday January 13, 2013

Researchers at the University of Virginia are conducting a research study to investigate a new way of controlling tremor.

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How can I prevent dizziness?

Tuesday September 04, 2012

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.

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How do I treat my cough at night?

Tuesday July 24, 2012

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 nothing works

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Facts about depression

Saturday June 16, 2012

Depression is a symptom of Parkinson’s disease. Find out more:

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Help for constipation

Tuesday June 12, 2012

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.

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Sex, Intimacy and Parkinson’s

Tuesday May 29, 2012

Many people with Parkinson’s experience changes in libido and sexual function, sometimes even before the first movement symptoms.

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Manage nausea from medicines

Friday March 16, 2012

I get nausea in the morning. Could this be caused by my medicines? All dopaminergic medicines can cause nausea. Nausea is worse when you first start a medicine and can increase as you increase dose.

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