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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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I developed myoclonus after brain surgery. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, After deep brain stimulation surgery for generalized dystonia 18 months ago, I have developed mild startle myoclonus a fortnight later and was prescribed 0.5 mg Clonazepam. Since being on Clonazepam, I developed mild anxiety and my myoclonus continued to worsen. Now, I have violent full...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Reading your complete details I understand your concern and pain. First of all I would say that Clonazepam does not increase anxiety. You might be having myoclonus following DBS as it is a known adverse effect of DBS (deep brain stimulation). Fol...  Read Full »

My father is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing this is for my father. He is 74 years old. Now, he was diagnosed to have Parkinson’s disease. The doctor just examined and said that this is Parkinson's. Is it possible to identify without going for any tests? Will Parkinson lead to death? Is coffee better for Parkinson’s...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is usually clinical diagnosis. In doubtful cases, a dihydroxyphenylalanine-positron emission tomography (DOPA-PET) scan of the brain can be considered. Parkinson's disease does not cause death, but it can affect daily living to muc...  Read Full »

Why is there rapid heartbeat in a Wolf Parkinson white syndrome patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have wolf Parkinson white syndrome. I was admitted to a hospital last week and was discharged within one day. The doctor said that first, we can check through medicine, now sometimes I am feeling nervous and minute rapid heartbeat.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Wolf Parkinson white syndrome is caused by the presence of extra pathway of the heart electricity which causes parts of the heart to be excited before others and sometimes the connection between the normal pathway and the extra pathway cause what is called reentry cycle...  Read Full »

Kindly let me know in detail about brain implants.

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I came across the term 'brain implant'. What is it, and for whom will it be placed? I would like to know about it in detail. I am interested in understanding brain implants' potential benefits and risks for various medical purposes. What medical conditions or neurological disor...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. Brain implants are mostly helpful in chronic Parkinson's disease (a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and the parts of the body controlled by the nerves). Adaptability of implants is certainly...  Read Full »

Kindly provide information on Parkinson's disease and treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My 65-year-old father-in-law has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and we are seeking guidance on how to support him. Can you provide information on the available treatments or therapies for managing Parkinson's symptoms? Additionally, are there specific lifestyle chang...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Undoubtedly, family support is a crucial factor in the management of Parkinson's disease (PD). The mainstay of the PD treatment is a drug that is called Levodopa. PD is a result of decreased dopamine production in the b...  Read Full »

Feeling shaky and hand tremors and unable to do simple tasks..

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I am a known diabetic. I have been experiencing perioral movements and tremors in hand. I am on Seroquel for depression. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shazia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and need more information to suggest better. How long have you been on Seroquel (Quetiapine) medication? Did you experience hand tremors, involuntary movements of jaw, mouth, etc., before starting this drug? Does the severity of tremor decrea...  Read Full »

My grandmother often forgets to wear hearing aid. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 75-year-old grandmother has had hearing loss for the last 10 to 15 years. She wears a hearing aid. But at times she is careless about it and drops it somewhere or forgets to wear it. Often she falls while moving in such instances. Do you think they are related? How do I motivate her...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Actually, in old age, Parkinson's disease is very common and this disease can lead to brain atrophy. It means that old age people start forgetting things easily due to brain atrophy. so it is very common for them to forget things we can...  Read Full »

My father has Parkinson's disease with limitations. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 77-year-old father has been battling Parkinson's disease for the past five years. Recently, his condition has taken a significant toll as he is now finding it extremely challenging to walk and keeps experiencing frequent falls, even with limited movement. I am deeply concerned about hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and concern about your father. You have not mentioned enough details like medications, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain report, and other comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, st...  Read Full »

Can pollution increase Parkinson's risk?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old female, and my dad recently passed away from Parkinson's. I live in a zone with an AQI (air quality index) of more than 400, and I came across information suggesting that having Parkinson's and living in a polluted area might increase the risk of developing the condi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Regarding your questions, there is evidence suggesting that exposure to air pollution may elevate the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, although the relationship is not entirely clear-cut. Studies indicate that prolo...  Read Full »

Is there any alternative to Syndopa for treating Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having parkinson disease for the past 8 years. She is taking Syndopa 275 mg 3/4 five times a day, but still she is not feeling good. Any alternative?  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on what stage of her disease she is in, there are quite a few alternatives available for parkinsonism. The first line of management is obviously the one that the doctor has given to you, Syndopa (a combination of Levodopa and Carbidopa...  Read Full »

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