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  1. Parkinson's Disease and Nutrition - Topic Overview

    Most people with Parkinson's disease can eat the same healthy,balanced diet recommended for anyone. This includes plenty of fruits,vegetables,grains,cereals,legumes,poultry,fish,lean meats,and low-fat dairy products. Early in the disease,it might be helpful to take pills with food to help with nausea,which may be caused by some medicines. Later in the disease,taking the medicines ...

  2. Parkinson's Disease - Surgery

    Some surgeries for Parkinson's disease, such as pallidotomy and thalamotomy, are hardly performed anymore. Neurotransplantation is a Parkinson's disease surgery that is still experimental.

  3. Parkinson's Disease Guide - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent Parkinson's disease.

  4. 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.

  5. Parkinson's Disease: Classification - Topic Overview

    Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism Parkinson's disease is named for Dr. James Parkinson,who in 1817 first described the features of this illness. Features of Parkinson's disease include tremor,slow movement (bradykinesia),and rigid muscles (rigidity). People with parkinsonism may have Parkinson's disease or another illness with similar symptoms. Other conditions and diseases that cause ...

  6. COMT Inhibitors for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for COMT inhibitors for Parkinson's disease.

  7. Parkinson's Disease and Sexual Problems - Topic Overview

    Problems with sexual function in people with Parkinson's disease are common. Muscle stiffness and movement may make sexual activity difficult. Depression or anxiety may result in a loss of interest in sex or,in men,erection problems. These often can be improved by treatment with medicine. Parkinson's disease can affect the nerves that control the sexual organs. This may cause difficulty in ...

  8. Tremor - Home Treatment

    Stress reduction can sometimes help to reduce tremors. For more information, see the topic Stress Management.Add a little weight to your hand by wearing a heavy bracelet or watch or holding something in your hand. This may reduce some tremors and restore more control to your hands.Drink beverages from half - filled cups or glasses, and use a straw.Get enough rest and sleep. Fatigue often makes a .

  9. Parkinson's Disease and Tremors - Topic Overview

    The tremor of Parkinson's disease is not always severe,but it may affect many of your daily activities. To help control tremor in your hand or arm when you are trying to use the hand,press the affected elbow against your body to stabilize your upper arm and then perform the movement. Wearing a rigid brace across a joint or putting a little weight on the hand may help to reduce tremor and ...

  10. Parkinson's Disease - Treatment Overview

    Parkinson's disease can't be stopped or reversed by any known treatment; however, drugs or surgery can relieve many symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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