Dangers of Using Cheap or Counterfeit Medicines for PD

Parkinson’s disease medicines can be  expensive and the financial impact can be devastating in the long term, especially if health insurance is an issue. It is not uncommon for any chronic disease sufferer to seek alternate sources, especially if the more expensive branded medicine may be available at a cheaper…

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Sleeping Problems in Parkinson’s Disease

A range of sleeping problems are associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and unless they are recognized and tackled effectively, they can give rise to serious consequences. Sleep disorders can manifest as restless sleep, nightmares, vivid dreams, acting out dreams during sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness. These sleep-related problems can affect…

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Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis are degenerative neurological conditions where the patient may suffer from progressive loss of normal motor functioning, mental changes, and a gradual but relentless course leading to loss of cognitive abilities. Despite some similar signs and symptoms, these conditions, however, are different in many…

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Substance Abuse and Addiction in Parkinson’s Disease

There are various psychosocial factors that may lead to substance abuse and subsequent addiction and Parkinson’s patients are not immune to these pitfalls. However, it is interesting to not that some studies have shown that patients with Parkinson’s disease seem to have a low sensation seeking and a more law…

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Breathing Problems, Difficulty in Parkinson’s Disease

Normal aging should not cause breathing difficulty and people with Parkinson’s disease, although mostly elderly, should not have breathing problems unless there is some underlying cause. Getting out of breath on undertaking unaccustomed exercise is not really a cause for concern. It is quite possible, however, for a person with…

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Acid Reflux, GERD, Heartburn in Parkinson’s Disease

Acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or just simple heartburn occurs quite frequently in many people, but Parkinson’s disease patients seem to be more prone to developing this condition. There are a number of reasons why this is so. How Does Acid Reflux Occur? When food is swallowed, it moves…

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