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Is dizziness a sign or symptom of Parkinson's disease?


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Parkinson's Disease
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Dizziness is extremely common in PD, and is a result of the condition itself, PD medications, and other medications. What typically happens is a patient has a long history of Hypertension - or high blood pressure (BP) - and has been treated appropriately for many years before developing PD. The PD lowers BP a little. Then he is started on levodopa or a dopamine agonist or other PD drugs and his BP drops further. In addition, many men have difficulty with bladder control, and begin to restrict their water intake. This creates a "perfect storm" for...faint[ing].

... Treatment requires reducing the long-time hypertensive drugs, increasing...fluid intake by at least 2 glasses of water per day, and if not enough, adding salt and medications to raise...BP. ...

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