Four Risk Factors Associated With Parkinsons Disease

Some people believe that Parkinson’s disease is just bad luck of the draw while many medical experts believe that there is a propensity for it given the right set of conditions. Parkinson’s disease does not discriminate by sex and people of all ages can get it, although it is primarily an...

Alternative Treatment Options For Pd

When you first get the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, it may seem as if there is no hope left and you just exist. However, there are many options of treatment to pursue to lessen the symptoms and delay the progression of the disease. It is not a death sentence but unless you become proactive with...

Brain Pacemaker A Possibility For Parkinsons Patients

Deep brain stimulation is known in some circles as a brain pacemaker. It is slowly growing in terms of treatment for Parkinson’s disease as well as a whole host of other conditions that display motor coordination issues. Drug therapy is a big help but with the brain pacemaker, you can get a big...

What You Should Know About Parkinson

Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive disease that typically affects individuals over age 50. Progressive means it worsens over time and chronic means that it persists over a long period of time. Parkinson’s is a brain disease that affects the motor skills and muscle movements. The four main...

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...
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