Download 100 Questions & Answers About Parkinson Disease by Abraham Lieberman PDF

By Abraham Lieberman

ISBN-10: 0763704334

ISBN-13: 9780763704339

A patient-oriented advisor to dealing with Parkinson affliction and the actual and emotional problems linked to the ailment.

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L eb02 11/13/02 1 0 0 11:20 AM Q & A Page 27 A B O U T P A R K I N S O N D I S E A S E Symptoms such drooling, bladder difficulty, constipation, impotence, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, depression, and dementia are discussed later (Questions 53, 54, and 92). Tell Me More 13. I am seeing a neurologist. What should I expect? Although your primary care doctor may have recognized the symptoms of PD, he or she is trained in family medicine or internal medicine and may see few people with PD—perhaps 5 a year.

LSVT teaches you to strengthen your voice by singing loudly or shouting. LSVT resembles the voice training of an opera singer more than the speech training given to people who have had a stroke. Difficulty forming or pronouncing words is called dysarthria. Dysarthria is more common in people with PD-like disorders such as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), or vascular PD. Dysarthria results from rigidity and slowness of the lips, the tongue, and the throat. • Facial Masking.

Over the years, without your often being aware of it, your handwriting may become smaller and smaller and more and more cramped, sometimes becoming illegible. A business associate, a bank clerk, or your accountant may first notice a change in your handwriting. • Pain. Pain in PD may take several forms. Sometimes it is a dull ache, a persistent nagging, or gnawing at a muscle. It is usually restricted to only one area at a time: a shoulder, an arm, calves of the legs, or the neck. In some people such pain in a shoulder or calf may be the first symptom of PD.

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