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Why do some activities trigger termors in people who have Parkinson's disease, and other activities do not?

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The tremor of PD may be suppressed or amplified in many settings, and while you may notice less tremor in one setting, someone else will report more in the same situation. We really do not know why.

...The tremor you see with walking (treadmill or land) and stretching is not unusual. We often have patients walk in our clinics to bring out symptoms of tremor. PD is a condition, analogous to the RAM on your computer. If you have a computer with a lot of RAM, you can run a lot of programs at the same time. With PD, the RAM gets more sensitive, and you may notice that you cannot carry things, walk, talk and manage car keys as well as in the past. Some people notice that they may have "freezing" or motor blocking when trying to walk. Others find that they have trouble keeping up with a fast moving conversation. ...

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