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    Medical Reference Related to Parkinson's Disease

    1. Tremor - When To Call a Doctor

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

    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. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. Parkinson's Disease - Other Treatment

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

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    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. Tremor - Topic Overview

      No known treatment can stop or reverse the breakdown of nerve cells that causes Parkinson's disease. But medicine can relieve many symptoms of the disease.Treatment is different for every person. And the type of treatment you will need may change as the disease progresses. Your age, work status, family, and living situation can all affect decisions about when to begin treatment, what types of treatment to use, and when to make changes in treatment. As your medical condition changes, you may need regular adjustments in your treatment to balance quality-of-life issues, side effects of treatment, and treatment costs.The decision to start taking medicine, and which medicine to take, will be different for each person with Parkinson's disease. Your doctor will be able to help you make these choices.For many years, levodopa has been the drug of choice for treating Parkinson's disease. Although many newer drugs have been developed, including the dopamine agonists (for example,

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