Parkinsons Disease

Parkinsons Disease

When to Start Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease

Finally, we know whether taking levodopa early in Parkinson’s disease adds benefit or increases risks.

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The Parkinson’s Rx: A Strong Dose of Exercise

To slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, exercise is more effective than you might imagine. Here are the specific exercises that work best…

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Parkinson’s Patients Are Given Drugs That Work Against Each Other

Parkinson’s patients are being prescribed acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and anticholinergics—something that should never happen.

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New Risk Factor for Parkinson’s

Metabolic syndrome raises risk for heart disease and diabetes—and Parkinson’s disease, according to a large new study.

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Your Tears May Be the Key to Earlier Diagnosis of Parkinson’s

Researchers discover a specific protein in tears that could lead to much earlier diagnosis, and treatment, of Parkinson’s disease. Read about it here…

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Best Nondrug Approaches for Parkinson’s

Tai chi, dancing and coffee…yes, coffee!…can make a difference... The telltale tremors, muscle stiffness and other movement problems that plague…

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A Better Way to Treat Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

The drug Sinemet relieves Parkinson’s disease symptoms such as tremor, difficulty swallowing and an awkwardly shuffling gait, but it becomes…

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Guide to Natural Relief for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is a progressively degenerative illness that medications help but can't cure—and the drugs become less effective over time.…

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Is This Parkinson’s Disease Cure On Your Spice Rack?

The Bible makes several references to it. The ancient Egyptians used it to preserve their mummies. The ancient Greeks and…

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Handwriting Gives an Early Warning Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

Doctors usually diagnose Parkinson’s disease after patients complain of the telltale symptoms—tremors, rigidity, slowed movements, impaired balance. These signs typical...

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Tai Chi: Gentle Treatment for Parkinson’s

Imagine feeling so unstable that you are afraid of falling from the minute you get out of bed in the…

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Exercise: Secret Weapon for Fighting Parkinson’s Disease

Medical treatment has made an enormous difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). But in recent years, it…

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Surprising Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

When people think about Parkinson’s disease, what comes to mind are the characteristic movement problems—shakiness, rigidity, slowness. Yet even very…

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Coffee Combats Parkinson’s Disease

Caffeine—everyone’s favorite stimulant—has been shown in past studies to help prevent Parkinson’s disease. Now new research shows that it may…

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Cycling Improves Parkinson’s

What do actor Michael J. Fox, evangelist Billy Graham, former US Attorney General Janet Reno and boxer Muhammad Ali have…