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  1. Tremor - Treatment Overview

    Some tremors can be treated with medicine or surgery.A tremor caused by Parkinson's disease may get better if your Parkinson's disease is treated. Essential tremor is usually treated with medicine, such as:Primidone (for example, Mysoline).Propranolol (for example, Inderal).Essential tremor that doesn't get better with medicine may be treated with surgery, such as:Deep brain stimulation (DBS).Thalamotomy.

  2. Parkinson's Disease - What Happens

    What happens to a person with Parkinson's disease may vary from person to person. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease typically begin appearing between the ages 50 and 60.

  3. Tremor - When to Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor if:You suddenly develop a tremor or if an existing tremor becomes worse.Shaking interferes with your ability to do daily activities or keeps you from taking part in social events.You think that tremor may be a side effect of a medication. ...

  4. Parkinson's Disease Guide - Prevention

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

  5. Parkinson's Disease and Freezing - Topic Overview

    Freezing (sometimes called motor block) is a sudden,brief inability to start movement or to continue rhythmic,repeated movements,such as finger-tapping,writing,or walking. Freezing most often affects walking,but it also can affect speech,writing,and the person's ability to open and close his or her eyes. It tends to develop later in the course of the disease. Freezing can be very ...

  6. Anticholinergic Agents for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for Anticholinergic agents for Parkinson's disease.

  7. Parkinson's Disease Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Advancing age is the only known risk factor for typical Parkinson's disease. A very small number of people with Parkinson's have a close relative with the disease.

  8. Pallidotomy (Posteroventral Pallidotomy) for Parkinson's Disease

    In Parkinson's disease, a part of the brain called the globus pallidus is overactive, which causes a decrease in the activity of a different part of the brain that controls movement.In a pallidotomy, the surgeon destroys a tiny part of the globus pallidus

  9. COMT Inhibitors for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for COMT inhibitors for Parkinson's disease.

  10. Parkinson's Disease: Movement Problems From Levodopa - Topic Overview

    Movement problems (motor fluctuations) are the most common complication of long-term levodopa use. The majority of people who take levodopa develop these problems within 5 to 10 years. The main types of levodopa-related motor fluctuations include: The wearing-off effect. Wearing-off periods occur when the effects of a single dose of levodopa do not last as long as they used to. Control of ...

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