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Parkinson's Disease

Also called: Parkinson Disease, Parkinsons Disease

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Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. The four main symptoms are:Tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs...
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In most cases, there is no way to predict or prevent sporadic Parkinson's disease. However, researchers are looking for a biomarker — a biochemical...
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Parkinson's disease is not by itself a fatal disease, but it does get worse with time. The average life expectancy of a Parkinson's disease patient...
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Several genes have now been definitively linked to Parkinson's disease. The first to be identified was alpha-synuclein. In the 1990s, researchers at...
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There are currently no blood or laboratory tests that have been proven to help in diagnosing sporadic Parkinson's disease. Therefore the diagnosis is...
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While Parkinson's disease usually progresses slowly, eventually the most basic daily routines may be affected — from socializing with friends and...
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Be sure to take your Requip exactly as directed by your doctor or healthcare provider. Three times a day is the usual way to take Requip for...
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Low levels of dopamine, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) involved in controlling movement, cause symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The shortage of...
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A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is based on your medical history and a thorough neurological exam. Your doctor also may check your sense of smell...
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There is no known way to prevent Parkinson's disease.Research has shown that people who eat more fruits and vegetables, high-fiber foods, fish, and...
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Brain surgery may be considered when drugs fails to control symptoms of Parkinson's disease or cause severe or disabling side effects.Deep brain...
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Parkinson's disease affects the way you move. It happens when there is a problem with certain nerve cells in the brain. Normally, these nerve cells...
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The symptoms and the course of Parkinson's disease can vary a great deal from person to person. There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease...
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Risk factors for Parkinson's disease are difficult to identify because the cause of the disease is unknown. Advancing age is the only known risk...
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Callor other emergency services immediately if you have sudden weakness, numbness, loss of balance, altered speech, or vision problems. These could...
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