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Parkinson's: The 'At Your Fingertips' Guide 3rd Edition by Adrian Williams, Bridget McCall

By Adrian Williams, Bridget McCall

This e-book may help empower humans dwelling with Parkinson’s affliction. it is going to provide them the knowledge they wish, expanding their wisdom and knowing, and allowing them to hold keep watch over and make educated offerings approximately their lives. Packed jam-packed with recommendation on coping with Parkinson’s ailment, approximately drugs and coverings, merits and finance, shipping and vacations or approximately the place to show to for support and aid – you'll find all of the solutions during this trouble-free advisor.

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I was brought up to avoid taking tablets and often read of the damage they do. Now I have been diagnosed as having Parkinson’s and have been told that I will have to take tablets for the rest of my life. Can I refuse? You are, of course, free to decide not to take Parkinson’s – or any other – drugs and you should always be involved in decisions about your health care. Before attempting a fuller answer to your question, we should acknowledge that there are quite a few people who feel as you do. Medicines are such a big part of health care today that it is easy for health workers to take them for granted and to underestimate the fears and feelings of people like yourself.

Symptoms and diagnosis 27 Other possible symptoms How common is depression in people with Parkinson’s? Depression is common, and most people with Parkinson’s will have some degree of it at one time or another. It can happen at any stage and indeed occasionally appears before the physical symptoms. For this reason it is generally believed to be part of the illness and not only a reaction to it – the chemical changes in the brain (that are connected with the Parkinson’s) may lead to a biochemical form of depression.

However, even if you do not get an immediate effect, you are likely to notice some improvement over a week or two. If by chance you still don’t feel much better then, you need to review the situation with your doctor. Sometimes your doctor will want to build up the dose slowly over several months. What kinds of side effects do you get with Sinemet and Madopar? Because these drugs put a natural compound back into the body, side effects at the beginning of treatment are rare. In the 1960s, Treatment 41 when levodopa was given alone, vomiting and low blood pressure (with consequent fainting) were common.

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