Before participating in a clinical trial for Parkinson's disease consider the risks and the benefits. You should know about who is eligible and what the necessary precautions are. Find out more in this article all about Parkinson's disease clinical trials. Read more: Parkinson's Disease Clinical Trials Article
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Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurological disease characterized by a fixed inexpressive face, a tremor at rest, slowing of voluntary movements, a gait with short accelerating steps, peculiar posture and muscle weakness, caused by degeneration of an area of the brain called the basal ganglia, and by low production of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Most patients are over 50, but at least 10 percent are under 40.
Medical Marijuana (Medical Cannabis)
Medical marijuana (medical cannabis) is a medicine that is plant based. There are two species of medical marijuana; 1) Cannabis sativa, and 2) Cannabis indica. Medical marijuana is used to treat pain, nausea, anxiety, MS, insomnia, seizures, and muscle spasms. Medical cannabis is legal in a variety of states in the US. A card or licence is required to purchase medical marijuana in states where it is legal; however, medical cannabis is against Federal law. Medical marijuana comes in a variety of products, for example, gummy bears and other candy, muffins, cookies, drinks, salves, ointments, creams, oils, and wax.
Tardive dyskinesia occurs after exposure to certain types of medication. The most common medications that can lead to tardive dyskinesia include antipsychotic medications and antiemetics. Symptoms associated with tardive dyskinesia include tongue protrusion, lip pursing or smacking, grimacing, cheek bulging or puffing out, chewing actions, and eye closure. Early diagnosis and treatment of tardive dyskinesia are often successful in controlling the symptoms and even reversing the condition.
Lewy Body Dementia (Dementia with Lewy Bodies)
Lewy body dementia (LBD or dementia with Lewy bodies) is one the most common causes of dementia. There are two types of LBD: 1) dementia with Lewy bodies, and 2) Parkinson's disease dementia. Symptoms of LBD are changes in a person's ability to think, movement problems, and sleep disorders. Treatment of LBD includes lifestyle changes, management of symptoms, palliative care, and medications to manage symptoms.
Parkinson's Disease: Eating Right
Eating a well-balanced and nutritional diet is very beneficial to people with Parkinson's disease. With a proper diet, our bodies work more efficiently and it is especially helpful because Parkinson's disease medications will work properly.
Is Dystonia a Form of Parkinson's?
Dystonia can be one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is a long-term neurological movement disorder with various symptoms ranging from slowness of movement (bradykinesia), rigidity of muscles, tremor, loss of balance, memory impairment, personality changes and others.
What Is the Best Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson's disease is the deterioration of brain nerves that control movement. Learn what medical treatments can help ease your Parkinson's disease symptoms and speed up your recovery.
How Do You Get Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson's disease results from a lack of dopamine production in the brain, affecting a person's physical and mental abilities. Learn what the causes and symptoms are of Parkinson's and how to best treat it.
Parkinson's Disease Clinical Trials
Before participating in a clinical trial for Parkinson's disease consider the risks and the benefits. You should know about who is eligible and what the necessary precautions are. Find out more in this article all about Parkinson's disease clinical trials.
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Cholinesterase Inhibitors (Side Effects, Uses, Interactions)
- benztropine (Cogentin)
- pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)
- Side Effects of Sinemet (carbidopa-levodopa)
- Side Effects of Requip (ropinorole)
- rasagiline (Azilect)
- Cogentin (benztropine) Side Effects, Warnings, and Drug Interactions
- Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)
- bromocriptine (Parlodel)
- ropinirole (Requip)
- Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)
- Side Effects of Mirapex (pramipexole)
- Side Effects of Symmetrel (amantadine)
- Side Effects of Azilect (rasagiline)
- Side Effects of Nuplazid (pimavanserin)
- Side Effects of Parlodel (bromocriptine)
- Ingrezza (valbenazine)
- Zelapar (selegiline hydrochloride)
- Nuplazid (pimavanserin)
Prevention & Wellness
- Who's Most Likely to Join a Clinical Trial?
- Hopeful News on Parkinson's: More Than 100 Trials Underway
- Could Gene Therapy Stem the Damage of Parkinson's?
- Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Parkinson's, Study Finds
- One-Time Treatment Eases Parkinson's -- in Mice
- Parkinson's Patient Improving After First-Ever Stem Cell Therapy
- It's Tough for Clinical Trial Participants to Learn Results
- As Prices Rise for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Meds, Patients Go Without
- Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson's
- Young-Onset Parkinson's May Start in the Womb, New Research Suggests
- Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Parkinson's Patients
- Parkinson's Treatment Has Unexpected Side Effect
- Electrical Stimulation Restores Parkinson's Patients' Walking Ability
- Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson's Disease
- 'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments Unproven, Potentially Harmful: FDA
- Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson's Disease
- Parkinson's Gene Therapy Wires New Brain Circuits
- Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Symptoms Shows Promise
- Thinning Retina Seen as Early Warning Sign for Parkinson's
- Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis
- Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease
- 150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients
- Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds
- Pesticide Exposure May Raise Parkinson's Risk, Study Suggests
- New Drugs May Offer Hope to Parkinson's Patients
- Group Doctor Visits May Help Parkinson's Patients
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