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Parkinson’s disease – Wikipedia

Posted: September 19, 2018 at 1:43 am

Parkinson’s diseaseSynonymsParkinson disease, idiopathic or primary parkinsonism, hypokinetic rigid syndrome, paralysis agitans, shaking palsyIllustration of Parkinson’s disease by William Richard Gowers, first published in A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System (1886)SpecialtyNeurologySymptomsShaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, difficulty walking[1]ComplicationsDementia, depression, anxiety[2]Usual onsetAge over 60[1][3]CausesUnknown[4]Risk factorsPesticide exposure, head injuries[4]Diagnostic methodBased on symptoms[1]Differential diagnosisDementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, essential tremor, antipsychotic use[5]TreatmentMedications, surgery[1]MedicationL-DOPA, dopamine agonists[2]PrognosisLife expectancy ~ 10 years[2]Frequency6.2 million (2015)[6]Deaths117,400 (2015)[7] Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system.[1] The symptoms generally come on slowly over time.[1] Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.[1] Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur.[2] Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease.[2] Depression and anxiety are also common, occurring in more than a third of people with PD.[2] Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems.[1][2] The main motor symptoms are collectively called “parkinsonism”, or a “parkinsonian syndrome”.[4][8] The cause of Parkinson’s disease is generally unknown, but believed to involve both genetic and environmental factors.[4] Those with a family member affected are more likely to get the disease themselves.[4] There is also an increased risk in people exposed to certain pesticides and among those who have had prior head injuries, while there is a reduced risk in tobacco smokers and those who drink coffee or tea.[4][9] The motor symptoms of the disease result from the death of cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain.[1] This results in not enough dopamine in these areas.[1] The reason for this cell death is poorly understood, but involves the build-up of proteins into Lewy bodies in the neurons.[4] Diagnosis of typical cases is mainly based on symptoms, with tests such as neuroimaging being used to rule out other diseases.[1] There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, with treatment directed at improving symptoms.[1][10] Initial treatment is typically with the antiparkinson medication levodopa (L-DOPA), with dopamine agonists being used once levodopa becomes less effective.[2] As the disease progresses and neurons continue to be lost, these medications become less effective while at the same time they produce a complication marked by involuntary writhing movements.[2] Diet and some forms of rehabilitation have shown some effectiveness at improving symptoms.[11][12] Surgery to place microelectrodes for deep brain stimulation has been used to reduce motor symptoms in severe cases where drugs are ineffective.[1] Evidence for treatments for the non-movement-related symptoms of PD, such as sleep disturbances and emotional problems, is less strong.[4] In 2015, PD affected 6.2 million people and resulted in about 117,400 deaths globally.[6][7] Parkinson’s disease typically occurs in people over the age of 60, of which about one percent are affected.[1][3] Males are more often affected than females at a ratio of around 3:2.[4] When it is seen in people before the age of 50, it is called young-onset PD.[13] The average life expectancy following diagnosis is between 7 and 14 years.[2] The disease is named after the English doctor James Parkinson, who published the first detailed description in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, in 1817.[14][15] Public awareness campaigns include World Parkinson’s Day (on the birthday of James Parkinson, 11 April) and the use of a red tulip as the symbol of the disease.[16] People with Parkinson’s who have increased the public’s awareness of the condition include actor Michael J. Continue reading

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Home – Parkinson Canada

Posted: September 18, 2018 at 2:44 am

Supporting Canadians with Parkinson’s Since 1965 What is Parkinson’s Parkinsons is a complex disease and everyone experiences it differently. Discover more about its diagnosis, symptoms, treatments and progression Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Treatments – Parkinson’s News Today

Posted: September 8, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Parkinsons disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to the loss of motor control and various non-motor symptoms such as mood disorders, constipation, cognitive impairment, and problems with speech and swallowing. The symptoms are primarily caused by a lack of a chemical called dopamine in the brain. Because there is currently no cure for Parkinsons disease, availabletreatments are focused on increasing the levels of dopamine in the brains of patients, or on controlling the symptoms themselves Continue reading

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Parkinson Canada | Parkinson Canada

Posted: September 7, 2018 at 10:49 pm

Supporting Canadians with Parkinson’s Since 1965 What is Parkinson’s Parkinsons is a complex disease and everyone experiences it differently. Discover more about its diagnosis, symptoms, treatments and progression. Learn how you and your family can live well with Parkinsons Continue reading

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Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Reduce Risk …

Posted: June 28, 2018 at 4:46 am

A new study adds to growing evidence linking Parkinson’s disease (PD) with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City found people with IBD are at a 28 percent higher risk of developing PD than those without IBD. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, also suggests taking a common IBD treatment known as anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor (anti-TNF) may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Stages, Treatment

Posted: June 21, 2018 at 9:47 pm

What Is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a fairly common age-related and progressive disease of brain cells (brain disorder) that affect movement, loss of muscle control, and balance Continue reading

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Parkinson’s stem cell treatment, Parkinsons disease clinic

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 11:41 pm

Swiss Medica clinic is aware that not all Parkinsons disease patients are the same and that their symptoms can vary drastically.Age, disease progression, medical history, gender, physical condition, medications consumed etc are all important factors we take into considerations.This is the reason why we alter a specific treatment plan for each individual and create a treatment plan unique to the given person. When you decide which treatment option you are going to choose Inpatient or Outpatient, for 5 or 12 days all that is left for you to do is to make the reservation in Swiss Medica Clinic. To confirm your reservation in Swiss Medica, it is necessary to pay the reservation fee Continue reading

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Facts on Parkinson’s Disease Treatment – Is it Possible to …

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 11:46 pm

Research Fact 1*: “A clinical comparison of Mucuna pruriens (available in our kit) and synthetic Levodopa- a conventional drug used to treat Parkinson’s, showed Mucuna exhibiting significantly better anti-parkinsonian effects and behavioural benefits with no side effects in the patients.” 1 *Individual results may vary from individual to individual, as is seen in all clinical trials. Continue reading

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New treatment for Parkinsons disease – Hospital News

Posted: May 17, 2018 at 7:42 am

This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a previously unavailable form of treatment for Parkinsons disease patients. Although the treatment will be limited to patients who fulfill specific criteria, the treatment has been shown to be effective in Europe, where it has been available for more than a decade. The treatment involves administering the drug Duodopa (a combination of levodopa and carbidopa) directly into the patients small intestine via the stomach through a tube. Continue reading

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Parkinson Disease Treatment & Management: Approach Considerations, Symptomatic …

Posted: April 14, 2018 at 4:46 am

Hauser RA, Grosset DG. [(123) I]FP-CIT (DaTscan) SPECT Brain Imaging in Patients with Suspected Parkinsonian Syndromes. Continue reading

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