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...

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...
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