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Parkinson's Disease

Also called: Parkinson Disease, Parkinsons Disease

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Requip (ropinirole) is a new drug used to treat Parkinson's. It works by increasing the amount of dopamine available in the brain.
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Rigidity is muscular stiffness that is common in people with Parkinson's disease. It is characterized by a resistance to movement in the limbs.
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Seborrhoea is increased oily secretions from the sweat glands of the skin. It occurs often in those with Parkinson's disease.
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Sinemet CR is a version of Sinemet that works for a longer period of time as it releases the drug more slowly into the body.
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Sinemet is the trade name for the Parkinson's disease drug that is a mixture of levodopa and carbidopa.
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Symmetrel (Amantadine) is a drug that releases the nerve chemical messenger dopamine and is useful in treating Parkinson's.
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The on-off effect is the fluctuation that occurs in response to levodopa treatment in which the person's mobility changes suddenly and unpredictably...
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Unilateral means occurring on one side of the body. Parkinson's disease symptoms usually begin unilaterally.
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At this time, there is no confirmatory test for PD. The best testing we have is functional brain imaging to assess dopamine concentration in the...
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...First of all, PD is a 20 year illness. It does not progress rapidly. In the next 4-6 weeks, you should notice a benefit from your medications, and...
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Parkinson's disease is a progressive, nervous system disease with an unknown cause in which nerve cells in a specific area of the brain begin to die...
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Take Requip or Requip XL exactly as directed by your health care provider. Do not suddenly stop taking Requip or Requip XL without talking to your...
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Nearly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, but getting an accurate count of the number of cases may be impossible...
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Parkinson's disease occurs when nerve cells, or neurons, in an area of the brain known as the substantia nigra die or become impaired. Normally...
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At present, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease. But medications or surgery can sometimes provide dramatic relief from the symptoms.
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