The cardinal features of PD are tremor, bradykinesia, and rigidity. A fourth feature, postural instability, is commonly mentioned, although it does not generally occur until much later in the course of the disease and is thus not included in any published diagnostic criteria for PD.

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PARKINSON

Synonyms:
Tremor
Bradykinesia
Rigidity
Postural instability

Types:
Tremor-dominant
Akinetic-rigid
Postural instability and gait difficulty

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Nervous system
Nervous system

Symptoms

  • Hypomimia (masked facial expression)
  • Speech impairment, including hypokinetic dysarthria, hypophonia, and palilalia (repetition of a phrase or word with increasing rapidity)
  • Micrographia
  • Shuffling, short-stepped gait

Treatments

  • Levodopa
  • Dopamine agonists (DAs)
  • Monoamine oxidase type B (MAO B) inhibitors
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     I am a wife, mother and grandmother born in 1949. I was diagnosed in 2004 by a Neurologist and a Neurologist- Movement Specialist. Going back through my medical records, I had tremors since 1987. I have dystonia of the feet and calves as well. ...
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    I am writing about and for my husband who has PD and possibly MSA. He was diagnosed in Jan 2015. We have learned a lot this year and continue to do so as we take this journey together. He has OrthoStatic Hypotension which keeps him guessing what will...
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    7/10 2011 hade jag legat 2 dygn på lasarettet i Kalix då jag svimmat några ggr under dagen, de trodde jag haft en stroke först men efter undersökningar kommit fram till att det inte var det jag hade. Jag började skak...
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    I was 24 when I had my first symptoms ( can't sleep at night, eye tremor just to name a few). I blamed it on being a new Mom. I had Tourette's as a child I thought maybe that had something to do with it. After I had my last child in 2003 the Parkinso...
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