Side Effects Of Pd Bladder And Bowel Dysfunction

Parkinson’s disease aka PD does not only affect motor coordination but also some of the activities that the autonomic nervous system takes care of involuntarily like body elimination. Many PD sufferers have bowel and bladder dysfunction that can affect their quality of life. Bowel function in...

Who Can Be Affected By Parkinson

As in any disease or condition that receives media attention the public asks who can get it? What they really want to know is, “Can I get it?” On average one person in every 500 is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Most of these individuals are older in their 50, 60 and above, rarely...

What Is The Typical Treatment For Parkinson

The treatment plan for Parkinson’s is not to cure the disease, because it is not curable at this time. The treatment for Parkinson’s is to give relieve when possible to the patient and to improve the quality of life. The symptoms can be controlled for many years by using medications, therapy...

Exercise And Physical Therapy Important For Pd Patients

There is an old view of Parkinson’s disease that claims exercise can actually make the disease worse while the new views (and correct ones) say that people with the disease actually benefit from it. Exercise, particularly physical therapy can be very beneficial to Parkinson’s patients as it can...

Turning In Your Car Keys Knowing When To Do It When Parkinsons Interferes

With better medicine and technologies, people are living longer. That means, there are more and more older people on the roads behind the wheel of a car. While people are living longer, they are living longer with illnesses or chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease. The question is – what...

Medical Tests To Take To Rule Out Other Conditions Before A Pd Diagnosis

Traveling that diagnosis road to Parkinson’s disease may take a while. The reason? There are other conditions that mimic the symptoms of Parkinson’s like the telltale tremors and shaking and even affected balance and gait. The problem is that there is no definitive test that says, “Yes you...

Individuals With Parkinson

We all need to sleep so that our bodies can heal and renew itself. Parkinson’s disease can affect a person’s ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. The disrupted sleep patterns can create the symptoms of being fatigued. Factors that may influence the quality of sleep are having vivid dreams,...

Managing Parkinsons Disease

The degenerative disorder of the central nervous system known as Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects the motor skills and speech of the patient diagnosed with it. The disease is characterized by tremors, slowing of physical movements, muscle rigidity and also loss of physical movement. There is no cure...

Your Surgical Options For Treating The Symptoms Of Parkinson

As there is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, the main treatment has been medications like levodopa and dopamine agonists to control the symptoms. Many patients find that quality of life improves once they start on a specific drug treatment. However, when the disease progresses far beyond what...

Advice For Pd Sufferers And Their Caregivers

Getting a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) can have quite an impact, not only on the person’s life but that of their loved ones, friends and co-workers. For the most part, it is a family member or close personal friend that oversees the caregiver role when they become disabled with the...
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