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    Medical Reference Related to Parkinson's Disease

    1. 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.

    2. Parkinson's Disease - Medications

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

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Tremor - When To Call a Doctor

      See your doctor if your Parkinson's disease symptoms or your response to your medication change significantly.

    6. Parkinson's Disease Guide - Prevention

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

    7. 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.

    8. Parkinson's Disease - Topic Overview

      Parkinson's Disease affects the way you move and occurs when certain nerve cells in the brain don't produce enough dopamine.

    9. 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 ...

    10. Tremor - 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 ...

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