Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological movement disorder. The symptoms start gradually and get worse over time. The symptoms include tremors, muscle stiffness, stooped posture, balance problems, decreased ability to perform activities like blinking, smiling, speech changes, and changes in handwriting. Genes and environmental factors seem to play a role in causing Parkinson's disease.

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Is surgery the only way to treat a patient with hypertension, Parkinson's disease, and enlarged prostate with a focal lesion?

Query: Hello doctor,The patient is a 75-year-old male patient with a history of hypertension and Parkinson's disease history. He also has an enlarged prostrate with a focal lesion. He is on Maxvoid Plus 8. But PSA is low. Is surgery the only way?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The treatment for prostate enlargement, especially with patients with Parkinson’s disease, will be with medications and depending on symptoms. Parkinson’s disease will cause overactive bladder and also urinary retention. After treating Parkinson’s disease with dr...  Read Full »

My aunt suffers from Parkinson's disease. Will her daughter inherit this condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt has had Parkinson's disease for the last fifteen years. For the previous five years, she had trembling hands and could not move heavy things, but lately, her health has deteriorated. She cannot even hold or carry her phone, and her hands tremble when reading the newspaper. So now ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may give her a Tablet of Benzhexol 2mg three times a day after food for tremors. It will be beneficial for her. It is not a hereditary disorder, although she may have a higher risk of developing this condition than anyone else; neverthele...  Read Full »

My father has Parkinson's disease. Can it be cured or only managed? Could you help advise us on how to deal with it?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has had Parkinson's disease for the past seven years, and I wonder if we can cure it or if it can only be managed but not cured. Because my family thinks it is incurable. Could you please provide us with Parkinson's disease guidance and how to deal with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative illness that worsens with age and time. Currently, there is no cure available. However, some medications can significantly improve patients' quality of life, workability, and mobility. So, it is mana...  Read Full »

My sister suffers from Parkinson's disease. Will metronome therapy help improve her walking?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister has Parkinson's disease. Initially, she was healthy, but gradually, her movements have slowed, making it difficult for her to get out of the chair and drag her feet when walking. As a result, she finds it tough to do basic activities and takes a long time walking. Can metronome ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, metronome (a program in which a person uses headphones, a computer screen, and a rhythmic beat to execute various activities while attempting to keep with the beat) treatment is an option, although it is not FDA (Food and Drug Adminis...  Read Full »

I have been taking Olanzapine 2 mg for the past two years. Can this drug cause symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Oleanz 2 mg for the past two years. Can this drug cause Parkinson's disease? I started experiencing symptoms such as shaking hands, difficulty walking, nightmares, and sleep disturbances only after taking this medication. Are these symptoms due to the drug which I am t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is rare to have Parkinsonian symptoms due to tablet Olanzapine 2 mg, but sometimes it may cause. If you are stable, I suggest tapering off and stopping your tablet Olanzapine. There is no alternative medication for it. I hope that you get your answer. Please let m...  Read Full »

I am suffering from shaky fingers and twitching of toe. Can this be due to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having shaky fingers and toe twitching for some time. Also, I have an anxiety problem and restless leg syndrome. The internet showed that these symptoms were related to Parkinson's disease. I am very anxious and do not know how to manage this. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. However, for Parkinson's disease, I would like to know; whether the tremors are present at rest and disappears during movement? Does someone in the family have this disease? Are you slower in movements than earlier? Are ...  Read Full »

My 35-year-old friend has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. How can I help him?

Query: Hi doctor, My 35-year-old friend has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I wish to help him in some way, and I want to know about this disease and are there any natural ways to cure this disease? Also, what are the top three tips for caring for someone with Parkinson's disease?   Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Parkinson's disease is quite unusual at 35 years of age, so a workup is needed. Can you please answer a few of my questions for a better understanding? 1) What are the symptoms? 2) Is he having tremors predominantl...  Read Full »

Do I hate food and have a reduced appetite due to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years ago, and since then, I have hated food. I have lost my appetite, and even the thought of food makes me lose my mind. Is this due to Parkinson's disease? I have already lost 10 kilograms due to this. When will I be able to regain it a...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are not suggestive of Parkinson's disease but could be related to the adverse effects of Levodopa. Another possible issue to be considered is malabsorption. For this reason, I suggest you undergo a fibrogastroscopy and check your vitamin B12, plasma lev...  Read Full »

I have continuous backpain for the past few years. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting continuous backache for the past two years. Massaging at the site of pain helps a lot with the pain. The pain is not always in one spot. The location of the pain is all over the back. It is not on the spine. The pain location moves with the massage. I have Parkinson's disease...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and I can understand your concern. You mentioned a history of back pain for two years. There are many causes of chronic low back pain (CLBP) like degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, metabolic causes like osteoporosis, referre...  Read Full »

How do orthostatic hypotension and REM sleep disorder relate to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, What are orthostatic hypotension and REM sleep disorder, and how is it related to Parkinson's disease. How common do a combination of the two results in Parkinson's disease? I have afib. I also had an ablation a month ago. I have low blood pressure on standing and after running upstairs....  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Orthostatic hypotension is a common complication of the advanced stage of Parkinson's disease. The drop in blood pressure while standing up is suggestive of orthostatic hypotension. REM sleep disorder is another common complication of Parkin...  Read Full »

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