Parkinsons Disease Its Not Just About The Shakes

In defining Parkinson’s disease these days, it is not just a matter of it being a disease that affects motor coordination. In fact, classifying it as such can make the difference in how the disease is treated now and in the future. In the early 1800s, English physician Dr. James Parkinson called the...

Exercise May Be A Piece Of The Parkinsons Disease Prevention Puzzle

Almost 150,000 people were studied over a ten year period to come up with the latest findings that regular exercise may greatly lessen the propensity of Parkinson’s disease in someone. However, it is important to note that passive exercise like relaxing walks in the park won’t cut it. This study...

Who Makes Up Your Medical Team When You Have Parkinson

You will have plenty of professional people surrounding you when you have Parkinson’s disease. They will become part of your support system. Your support system will include medical personnel, therapists, community-based programs, nutritionist, social workers; even your pharmacist is part of your...

Signs And Symptoms Of Parkinson

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are caused by a group of specific brain cells called neurons that slowly and progressively become injured and degenerate and die. The symptoms caused by this degenerative process cause the major symptoms of Parkinson’s including tremors, rigidity and...

Learning To Live With The Invasion Of Parkinsons

Denial is usually the first stage of living with Parkinson’s disease. Denial can manifest itself in several forms from questioning the doctor’s diagnosis to garnering multiple medical opinions in the hopes that the diagnosis is incorrect. Disregarding medical appointments and canceling...

Work Adjustments That Can Help You Cope With Pd

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be quite overwhelming, especially when you really stop to consider all the changes in your life you will have to make to accommodate your illness and its progression. Perhaps one of the most difficult transitions will be at work. If you are a long standing...

Disability Information And Advice For Dealing With Parkinsons

At some point in your life, if you have Parkinson’s disease, the time will come when you can no longer work. There are several public and private disability programs that can provide benefits so you can still have all the necessities of life. Unfortunately, the maze of paperwork can be quite...

Early Symptoms Of Parkinson

It is rare that a patient will begin the diagnosis process with neurologist; typically it is a general practitioner or family doctor that notices the early signs of Parkinson’s disease. What are some of the early signs or symptoms of Parkinson’s disease? Some of the early signs or symptoms of...

A Quick Glimpse Into The Condition Called Parkinsons Disease

Parkinson’s disease affects the brain and the brain controls many body functions, you can expect the disease to manifest itself in a variety of ways. This disease develops when the neurons (nerve cells) in the substantia nigra, a crescent moon-shaped mass of cells in the brain, die off or become...

Controversial Protective Treatments For Parkinsons

Several types of medications exist to treat and manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease but they do not prevent the progression of it. A lot of research is going on to find protective treatments that delay the onset of Parkinson’s or even stop it all together. The problem is medical...
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