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Medical Reference Related to Parkinson's Disease

  1. Parkinson's Disease - Cause

    The links between Parkinson's disease and factors such as genetics, aging, toxins in the environment, and free radicals are all under investigation.

  2. Parkinson's Disease and Speech Problems - Topic Overview

    Parkinson's disease can affect the muscles of the lips,tongue,throat,voice box (larynx),and lungs,all of which are involved in producing speech. Stiff,slow muscles in these areas may lead to: Low voice volume or soft speech. Imprecise speech sounds. Speaking too fast or too slow. Monotonous voice. Hoarseness. A speech therapist (also called a speech-language pathologist) can help you ...

  3. Parkinson's Disease - Home Treatment

    Home treatment can help you adjust as Parkinson's disease progresses and help you remain independent for as long as possible.

  4. MAO-B Inhibitors for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for Selegiline for Parkinson's disease.

  5. Deep Brain Stimulation

    Deep brain stimulation uses electrical impulses to stimulate a target area in the brain. The stimulation affects movement by altering the activity in that area of the brain. The procedure does not destroy any brain tissue, and stimulation can be stopped at any time by turning off the device that supplies the electrical impulses. Surgery is required to implant the equipment that produces the ...

  6. Parkinson's Disease Patient Education Center

    Resources about Parkinson's disease, including interactive tools, message boards, and clinical trials.

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