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    Medical Reference Related to Parkinson's Disease

    1. 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.

    2. Parkinson's Disease - Other Treatment

      Other treatments for Parkinson's disease include physical therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and nutritional therapy.

    3. Parkinson's Disease Guide - Prevention

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

    4. Tremor - Exams and Tests

      A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is based on your medical history and a thorough neurological exam. There are no lab tests that can diagnose Parkinson's disease.

    5. 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.

    6. Parkinson's Disease - Medications

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

    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. 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.

    9. Tremor - 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 ...

    10. 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 ...

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