What is Parkinson's Disease?

Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist, discusses What is Parkinson's Disease?.

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Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist, discusses What is Parkinson's Disease?.
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Featuring Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist

Presenter: Dr. Dean Johnston, Neurologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Neurologist

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What is Parkinson's Disease?

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1

Parkinson’s disease symptoms always start suddenly.

Explanation:

Parkinson’s disease symptoms often start slowly, beginning with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand or a lack of expression on your face.

2

Parkinson's disease typically affects patients over the age of 60.

Explanation:

Parkinson's disease typically affects patients over the age of 60, although it can affect younger patients.

3

There are specific diagnostic tests that will confirm whether or not you have Parkinson's disease.

Explanation:

The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is usually made by a neurologist, based on a history and physical examination. There are no specific diagnostic tests that will confirm whether or not you have Parkinson's disease.

4

Parkinson’s disease medications can help patients manage tremors and movement problems.

Explanation:

Parkinson’s disease medications that increase or substitute for dopamine can help patients manage tremors and movement problems. Dopamine agonists are drugs that mimic dopamine and act on dopamine receptors to facilitate movement and reduce symptoms.

5

Stooped posture is a symptom of Parkinson's disease.

Explanation:

Over time, people with Parkinson’s disease may experience symptoms such as more severe tremors, stiffness, slurred speech, stooped posture, slowed movement, changes in writing and muscle rigidity.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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