Archivos de la categoría: Parkinson disease

What is shoes

Without a conscious focus on lifting the feet, the person who has Parkinson’s disease tends to shuffle his or her feet along the floor or walking surface. Shoes with a sticky type of sole, such as crepe, become tripping hazards as...

What is reading

Although Parkinson’s disease does not directly affect the optic nerve or the physical mechanisms of vision, the disease often affects the muscles that control the eyelids. This effect can result in reduced blink rate (one of the e...

What is planning for the future

The first reaction many people have when they learn they have Parkinson’s disease is the feeling that their future has been taken away. Indeed, the future has been altered. But most people will enjoy years and even decades of near...

What is Parkinson, James

The 18th-century British physician (1755-1824) who first described the symptoms and progression of the disease that now bears his name. Parkinson’s father, John, also was a physician, and James Parkinson eventually took over his p...

What is nocturia

The frequent need to urinate at night. Nocturia tends to become a problem with aging as the structures of the urinary tract become less resilient, as well as being a consequence of Parkinson’s disease. If often is the first manife...

What is N4A class

The international therapeutic classification for anti-parkinson’s medications and other therapies for treating Parkinson’s disease. clinical PHARMACOLOGY TRIALS and CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES are sometimes listed according to their...

What is glaucoma, treatment with Parkinson’s

Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure within the eye increases, threatening vision. Glaucoma can be acute, coming on suddenly and often without any symptoms, or chronic, developing slowly over time with gradual loss of vis...

What is livido reticularis

A side effect of some anti-parkinson’s medications, particularly amantadine (Symmetrel), in which there is a purplish mottling of the skin. It can appear anywhere on the body but is most common on the lower arms and lower legs. Th...