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    Medical Reference Related to Parkinson's Disease

    1. Parkinson's Disease and Assisted Living

      WebMD explains what you need to ask when considering assisted living for a person with Parkinson's disease.

    2. Parkinson's Disease and Gamma Knife Treatment

      WebMD explains the use of gamma knife therapy for treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms.

    3. Parkinson's Disease and Guided Imagery

      WebMD discusses how guided imagery techniques can benefit those with Parkinson's disease.

    4. Parkinson's Disease - 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 ...

    5. Parkinson's Disease - Topic Overview

      Most people know that Parkinson's disease is a condition that affects how you move. But the breakdown of nerve cells in Parkinson's disease can cause other symptoms. These other symptoms,also called "non-motor" symptoms,include: Constipation. This is a common problem,mostly related to the breakdown of the nerve cells that control involuntary body functions (the autonomic nervous system ). ...

    6. 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.

    7. Parkinson's Disease - Symptoms

      The most common symptoms of Parkinson's disease include tremor or shaking, stiff muscles and achiness, limited movement, and difficulty with balance.

    8. Tremor - Cause

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

    9. Tremor - Medications

      Medications are often used as treatment for Parkinson's disease symptoms. These drugs include levodopa and dopamine agonists.

    10. Parkinson's Disease Guide - Prevention

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

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