By Abraham Lieberman
A patient-oriented advisor to dealing with Parkinson ailment and the actual and emotional problems linked to the disorder.
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But PD sets the body up for death. Whether patients die of PD, or of complications from PD, they die. The remedy is research to find the cause of PD or slow its progression so patients can enjoy more time with milder symptoms. l eb02 11/13/02 11:20 AM Page 21 PART TWO Tell Me More What are the primary symptoms of PD? What are some of the secondary symptoms? I am seeing a neurologist. What should I expect? More . . l eb02 11/13/02 11:20 AM 1 0 0 Page 22 Q & A A B O U T P A R K I N S O N D I S E A S E 11.
It requires working together to find not only the best drugs but also the best ways to live with PD. To accomplish this, it is important that you know as much as you can about PD and how your drugs work. It is not enough just to take your drugs. You must be willing to change your life to make the most of living with PD. 23. What drugs treat PD? L-dopa see Levodopa. Levodopa a drug used to treat PD that is transformed into dopamine by the nerve cells in the substantia nigra. Carbidopa a drug that is given with levodopa to reduce its side effects.
Some developed difficulty swallowing. They gagged or choked on their food, even when fed carefully. The food was aspirated or swallowed into the lungs, causing pneumonia. The rigidity of PD restricted the movement of the chest wall muscles—the muscles necessary for inhaling and exhaling deeply and therefore necessary for overcoming pneumonia. As the pneumonia spread and the rigidity of the chest wall muscles restricted the body’s ability to fight the pneumonia, it overwhelmed the body’s defenses despite the use of antibiotics.
100 Questions & Answers About Parkinson Disease by Abraham Lieberman