Saturday, October 17, 2009

Antidepression: Cymbalta

Do not take Cymbalta together with thioridazine (Mellaril), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You must wait at least 14 days after stopping an MAOI before you can take Cymbalta. After you stop taking Cymbalta, you must wait at least 5 days before you start taking an MAOI

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Parkinson's progression

Symptoms of Parkinson's usually begin slowly, develop gradually and in no particular order.

Everyone with Parkinson's is very different and may have a different collection of symptoms and response to treatment.

The nature and severity of symptoms and the rate at which the condition progresses will also be individual. The symptoms may take years to progress.

However, since Parkinson's is a progressive condition, symptoms will worsen over
time and new ones may appear. It is difficult to estimate how quickly or slowly Parkinson's
will progress in each person. It may progress more quickly in people who are older when the
symptoms first begin.

Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson's. However, many of the motor symptoms can be
treated with medications. Medications used to treat the symptoms either replace the lost
dopamine or mimic the action of dopamine in the brain. Medications can alleviate the symptoms,
but do not slow the progression of Parkinson's. As the symptoms change, medications will need
to be adjusted.

Friday, October 16, 2009

feature of stoop posture

Difficulty or slowness to start walking as a result of developing bradykinesia.
Shortened stride.
Bending forwards while walking, with rapid, small, shuffling steps and a tendency to run (festination). Festination may only develop at later stages of the disease and becomes more pronounced as the disease progresses.
Stiff, flexed posture is due to rigidity or increased muscular tone.
Tendency to stoop and lean forward while walking.
Difficulty in maintaining balance on turning is due to impaired postural righting reflexes.
Reduced arm swing while walking, especially on the side where Parkinson’s is more pronounced.
Tendency to fall, due to poor balance, may develop at a later stage of Parkinson’s disease.
Freezing – inability to move or start walking or stopping in mid-step, as if frozen on the spot (’statue’



Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:22 am Post subject: Slowness


I understand that two of the "hallmark" symptoms of PD are slowness and stiffness. Of course these symptoms are also common to aging. What characteristics are there to PD induced slowness and stiffness that are different than those of normal aging?


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Dr. Fernandez

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Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:53 pm Post subject:


Certainly if one is slower/stiffer on one side significantly more than the other, then that is abnormal and maybe representative of PD rather than normal aging.

If the slowness and stiffness is accompanied by tremor at rest, then it is probably PD.

If the stiffness and slowness is accompanied by other signs such as soft voice, shuffling gait, decreased eye blink, decreased facial expression, slow and small handwriting, difficulty getting up from a low seat, decrease in arm swing when walking, stooped posture, then these all point to PD rather than normal aging.

If the symptoms a gradually getting worse over time, then it may be more than normal aging.

Hubert H. Fernandez

antioxidant and you

Vitamin C
An antioxidant that may slow the progression of the disease and postpone the need for drug therapy. In a 1979 study of patients with early Parkinson's disease who were given 3,000 mg of Vitamin C and 3,200 IU's of Vitamin E daily, progression of the disease was slowed for up to three years.
Vitamin E
Works along with vitamin C to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease and postpone the need for drug therapy. These antioxidants are free radical scavengers that work to protect the brain from free radical damage. Large amounts of both vitamin C & E are recommended for the disease. These amounts can not be gotten from food sources so must be gotten through supplementation.
B Vitamins
Extremely important in brain function and enzyme activity.
Vitamin B5
Aids in speeding messages from one nerve cell to another.
Vitamin B3
Improves brain circulation. Caution: do not take B3 (niacin) if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.
Vitamin B6
Brain dopamine production depends on adequate supplies of this vitamin. Caution: Do not take this supplement if you are taking a levodopa preparation.
Parkinson's Kit
—$10 Savings—
(complete nutritional coverage of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.)

A powerful antioxidant.
Works with magnesium. Needed for nerve impulse transmission.
Works with calcium. Needed for nerve impulse transmission.

Amino Acids:
Helps to regulate mood. Caution: Do not take this supplement if you take an MAO inhibitor drug.
Alleviates symptoms and works to counter depression. Caution: Do not take this supplement if you are pregnant or nursing; if you take an MAO inhibitor drug; or if you suffer from panic attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, or PKU.
L-Glutamic acid
Improves nerve impulse transmission.

Nutrient Cofactors:
Ginkgo Biloba
Over time improves circulation and delivery of oxygen to improve brain function, minimize leg cramps and tremors, and increase a feeling of well-being.
Coenzyme Q10
Is a powerful antioxidant and also increases oxygenation of cells and is involved in the generation of cellular energy.

STRESS RAW FOOD SOURCES IN YOUR DIET: Make sure that three-fourths of your dietary intake comes from raw food sources (seeds, nuts, grains, raw milk for example).

INCLUDE FOODS WITH PHENYLALANINE: Since the amino acid L-phenylalanine may help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease include foods such as almonds, Brazil nuts, fish, pecans, pumpkin, sesame seeds, lima beans, chickpeas, and lentils in your diet.

CUT BACK ON PROTEIN INTAKE: Limit your the amount of protein in your diet to seven grams per day. Instead of meat and poultry eat other sources of protein such as barley, tofu, yogurt, beans, lentils, etc. If you are taking levodopa concentrate your protein consumption in the evenings as some of the amino acids in these foods may prevent the levodopa from reaching the brain.

MONITOR YOUR B6 IF YOU ARE TAKING LEVODOPA: B6 may interfere with the potency of this drug so if you are on levodopa monitor your intake of B6 foods such as bananas, fish, beef, liver, oatmeal, peanuts, potatoes, and whole grains. Do not take supplemental B6 if you must take levodopa.

STRESS CARBOHYDRATES: If you have Parkinson's disease take seven grams of carbohydrates to one gram of protein.

BEWARE THE FAVA BEAN: This bean contains dopamine and eating more than 1/2 cup of these beans along with a daily dose of the drug levodopa can cause symptoms of a dopamine overdose. The fava bean is primarily used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes.

should christians practise Yoga?

Thursday, October 15, 2009



To maintain joint mobility is done by putting each of the patient's joints through all possible movements to increase and/or maintain movement in each joint.
To prevent contracture, atony (insufficient muscular tone), and atrophy of muscles.
To stimulate circulation, preventing thrombus and embolus formation.
To improve coordination.
To increase tolerance for more activity.
To maintain and build muscle strength.

Passive. These exercises are carried out by the nurse, without assistance from the patient. Passive exercises will not preserve muscle mass or bone mineralization because there is no voluntary contraction, lengthening of muscle, or tension on bones.

Active Assistive. These exercises are performed by the patient with assistance from the nurse. Active assistive exercises encourage normal muscle function while the nurse supports the distal joint.

Active. Active exercises are performed by the patient, without assistance, to increase muscle strength.

Resistive. These are active exercises performed by the patient by pulling or pushing against an opposing force.

Isometric. These exercises are performed by the patient by contracting and relaxing muscles while keeping the part in a fixed position. Isometric exercises are done to maintain muscle strength when a joint is immobilized. Full patient cooperation is required.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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mobility and strength


Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:25 am Post subject: mobility and strength


I notice from my exercise, that I do possess strength, for example, I have the strength to hit, box and kick during my exercise. However, I do have difficulty in moving well. Mobility seems to be the problem here. I don't seem to be able to move fast with strength simultaneously. Although I can execute some moves sufficiently strongly, but I lack the speed in execution. Can any one enlighten me on why although I possess strength, I experience difficulty in mobility. I have checked with other patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease and they seem to have the same symptoms as me

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Kathrynne Holden, MS

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Posts: 94
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:22 am Post subject:


Dear Friend,
Decreased mobility is among the most prominent features of PD. You are doing exactly the right thing in maintaining and improving your strength, even if mobility does not keep pace with your strength-building.You might in fact consider yourself as a good example of what folks with PD can attain, with determination and focus. Maintaining muscle strength and balance will stand you in good stead and will help enormously in combating the effects of PD.

I hope others with similar experiences will comment as able, and provide more insight into this effect of mobility vs strength. I'm sure all of us would welcome such information.
Best regards,
Kathrynne Holden, MS
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Vitamins and other supplements are so popular these days that it can be hard to separate what's helpful from what's merely "hype-ful."

Ideally, humans would eat wholly nutritious diets rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.

On the one hand, nutrition experts agree that the best possible way to get vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients is through food. That's because your body absorbs vitamins and minerals most easily from food.

But for certain people and in certain situations, supplementing with a multivitamin may be a good idea.

These people do not meet all their nutritional needs through their food. As a result, many of us rely on multivitamins and supplements to achieve more complete nutrition.

However, the marketing and producing of multivitamins are not regulated by government.

Depression vs apathy

Depression is a common psychiatric complication in parkinson's occcuring in about 40-50% of parkinson's patients. Depression is preceding motor symptoms of parkinson's.

Despite being very common in parkinson's, depression is often under-recognized and undertreated. Doctors, caregivers and parkinson's patients are usually more preoccupied with the movement disorder of parkinson's'

The symptoms of depression are:

1 Sadness 2.Guilt,3 irritability, 4.loss of interest 5.hopelessness and helplessness 6.insomina,excessive sleep and early morning awakeningsn 7. Ruminative thoughts(thinking over the same issue again and again) 8. difficulty concentrating 9. appetite change (increased or decreased) 10. weight change 11.emotional lability (unstable emotion) 12. Thoughts of death

Apathy is a lack of interest in things or activity, you don't want to do anything because you don't get any pleasure or stimulation from anything. People with apathy are disappointed by PD treatment. They refused to medication. They are not lazy or stubborn as what the caregivers and relatives said.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vote for Non motor or motor of parkinson's?

I choose non motor

The reason : We find difficulty to deal with non motor symptoms with medication. There are interaction amongst the medication that discourage patients from continue taking the medication.

The non motor symptoms refer to disorders which are not related to movement.
We need a team of doctors with different field for treatment.

Lastly some non motor symptoms become more frequent towards the advanced stage of parkinson's i.e anxiety and depression.
The non motor symptoms are complications affect the body, mind and emotions i.e psychosis, hallucination,delusion,depression,suicide,dementia,sleep disorders,constipation, anxiety, fatigue,and apathy. I would like my non-motor symptoms to be cured- My motor skills can stay. My motor skills right now are my only exercise

Anemia may be associated with development of PD

News: Anemia may be associated with development of PD

-------------------------Mayo Clinic Study Finds Anemia Might Be Associated With Development of Parkinson's Disease

Results of a new Mayo Clinic study support an association between anemia experienced early in life and the development of Parkinson's disease many years later. The findings will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Seattle on April 30.

"We were surprised to discover that chronic anemia or low levels of hemoglobin were linked to the risk of Parkinson's disease 20- to 30-years later," says Walter A. Rocca, M.D., an author of the study and a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.

Hemoglobin is the protein that transports oxygen in the blood, an essential element for life. "We looked at both anemia as diagnosed by a physician and low hemoglobin values," Rocca says. "Both were associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. This might indicate that Parkinson's disease actually starts 20- to 30-years before we see any motor changes in the body."

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Friday, October 9, 2009

nutrition,vitamin and parkinson's

Nutrition are importance for those with Parkinson Disease. Nutrition won't cure PD or slow its progression.

There are vitamins and mineral at certain level are harmful for Parkinson's Patients especially Folic Acid, Chromium,Copper, Ferritin,Magnessium,Selerium,Zinc and vitamin B6.

Therefore doctor who prescribes vitamins for PD has to routinely monitor them. Some of them may be good for general health and well being but not have been definitively proven to help PD. CoQ10 and creatine are currently under study. We will know about these two drugs very soon. But for the rest, they have not been proven.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

“What is the Christian view of Tai Chi

Question: “What is the Christian view of Tai Chi (TaiChi)?”Answer: Tai Chi is more specifically called Tai Chi Chuan, which can be translated as “supreme ultimate force.” Tai Chi is a martial art, though it’s often called a “moving meditation” since the movements are done slowly and deliberately, and it is taught more as a meditative and health enhancing practice than as a martial art. Though its origins are unclear, the foundation of Tai Chi is the Taoist belief in a universal energy called chi (also spelled qi or ki depending on the language of origin). Chi is believed to be the binding life force in the universe, existing both externally and internally, moving through invisible channels in the body called meridians.

Taoism teaches that strengthening and reinforcing one’s inner chi will bring good health and long life as well as spiritual benefits. Certain breathing techniques, meditations, and bodily movements are taught to cultivate and enhance the chi. This belief is the basis of Tai Chi. There is no supreme God or Creator in Taoism; all originated from the Tao, which is an impersonal principle or source of creation.

From the Tao came yin and yang, two forces that manifested in creation. These forces appear opposite but actually are in a state of constant flux, merging with each other. The chi flows more harmoniously when yin and yang are balanced; this balance is brought about through special diets, herbs, exercises, breathing techniques, and bodily movements. Tai Chi therefore has a worldview at odds with the Christian worldview. It is based on a Taoist spiritual view of the body and the chi, and how to enhance the chi, a view incompatible with how the Bible tells us we were made—in God’s image (Genesis 1:27).

Jesus Christ created and holds the world together, not the Tao or an invisible force called chi: “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17). Doing Tai Chi, even for physical purposes, is paying homage to a spiritual belief system at odds with God’s Word.

“What is the Christian view of yoga?”

Question: “What is the Christian view of yoga?”

Answer: For many Christians in the West who don’t understand the history behind it, yoga is simply a means of physical exercise and strengthening and improving flexibility of the muscles. However, the philosophy behind yoga is much more than physically improving oneself. It is an ancient practice derived from India, believed to be the path to spiritual growth and enlightenment.

The word “yoga” means “union,” and the goal is to unite one’s transitory (temporary) self with the infinite Brahman, the Hindu concept of “God.” This god is not a literal being, but is an impersonal spiritual substance that is one with nature and the cosmos. This view is called “pantheism,” the belief that everything is God and that reality consists only of the universe and nature. Because everything is God, the yoga philosophy makes no distinction between man and God.

Hatha yoga is the aspect of yoga which focuses on the physical body through special postures, breathing exercises, and concentration or meditation. It is a means to prepare the body for the spiritual exercises, with fewer obstacles, in order to achieve enlightenment. The practice of yoga is based on the belief that man and God are one. It is little more than self-worship disguised as a high level of spirituality.

The question becomes, is it possible for a Christian to isolate the physical aspects of yoga as simply a method of exercise, without incorporating the spirituality or philosophy behind it? Yoga originated with a blatantly anti-Christian philosophy, and that philosophy has not changed. It teaches one to focus on oneself instead of on the one true God. It encourages its participants to seek the answers to life’s difficult questions within their own conscience instead of in the Word of God. It also leaves one open to deception from God’s enemy, who searches for victims that he can turn away from God (1 Peter 5:8)

Whatever we do should be done for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31), and we would be wise to heed the words of the apostle Paul: “Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8, NLT).

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Can Christain practice Yoga?

God is Good

Christian approach to yoga two essential goals: becoming physically healthy and spiritually healthy. We become more spiritually healthy through the yoga practice by calming our minds and quieting ourselves to the point that we can tune out the world's frequency and tune into God's frequency.

Being quiet with God allows us to create enough psychological and spiritual space that God can truly create an inner sanctuary in us. Being quiet enough to hear our Lord's voice is not optional-- it's essential for growth. Let God bless your efforts to get closer to Him and the joy-filled, healthy life He has planned for you!

Remember yoga alone is certainly not the path to finding peace, but true, lasting peace and contentment come only through an on-going relationship with the Lord. So let God's word and this practice together challenge you to get out of your comfort zone in worship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

"Be still and know that I am
God." (Psalms 46:10)

Is parkinson's curable?

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There is no cure for Parkinson's disease. Treatment at this time is based on addressing the symptoms. There are six types of medication available: anticholinergics, amantidine, L-dopa, dopamine agonists, MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) and COMT-I (catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitors).

L-dopa is the precursor of dopamine, the brain chemical deficient in Parkinson's disease. Though still the mainstay of Parkinson's therapy, it is not without its own problems; long-term complications include fluctuations in effectiveness, abnormal movements ('dyskinesias') and psychiatric manifestations such as hallucinations.

It is common practice at this time for younger patients to be tried on dopamine agonists first, on account of the fact that they have shown to delay the onset of early dyskinsias and fluctuations. As they have also been shown to be less effective and less well tolerated than L-dopa, older and less healthy patients are started on L-dopa at the onset.

Is parkinson's not the end?

End Stage of Parkinson's Disease

At the beginning of the Parkinson's disease, the symptoms are mild but as it progresses towards the end stages the symptoms become more severe. In the first stages slight tremors, forgetfulness and fatigue is observed. As the disease progresses to its next stages, the symptoms like loss of balance, rigidity (Muscle stiffness) and walking problems are observed. These symptoms are often noticeable to family members or friends. In the next stages, the people find so much problem in balancing themselves that they gradually fall. A change in handwriting and speech is also observed.

In the fourth and fifth stages of Parkinson's disease, the symptoms become worse. By this time, the symptoms become so severe that the person is completely disabled and has to completely depend on some one else. Muscles become so stiff that the movements become slow and the person is unable to perform his daily tasks. As the disease comes to its end stage or final stage, it is developed fully.

The end stage takes over all the physical movements of a person. The person is not able to take care of himself. He is unable to walk or stand and is restricted to chair or bed. They lose their urinary and bowel control and can't even turn around by themselves. The speech becomes very slurred. They find problems in speaking and can take long time in expressing themselves as it might take time for the thoughts to reach words.

The person with end stage of Parkinson's disease can't swallow the food due to the choking. The mouth becomes dry. Sometimes the food can even enter into the lungs, which can cause breathing problems. In some cases with the end stages of the disease a feeding tube is inserted for feeding the things. Hallucinations are also observed in some people.

Here is the brief review of all what can happen in the end stages of Parkinson's disease. End stage of Parkinson's disease may include one or more of the following symptoms:

* Progressive decline in the symptoms despite medical treatments
* Progressive weight loss
* Frequent hospitalization
* Decreased appetite
* Repeated infections
* Trouble in breathing
* Trouble in swallowing
* Decline in mental status
* Weakness
* Drowsiness
* Fatigue

At the end stages of the disease person requires a constant nursing care. The end-stage of the Parkinson's disease can lead to pneumonia, choking, severe depression, and even death. Though there is no cure for the disease, use of medication is the most common way of slowing down the progression of the disease and keeping the patient healthy.


I have always respected the things you post. not only do you have PD, but you are very intelligent and share info that heretofore has been somewhat helpful. BUT, WHY DID you post this??? Did someone ask you about the end ??? IF so, a private email would have been more appropriate.

Having seen my dad go thru the last years of his life and being there to help as his caregiver, I am not so terribly upset by what you wrote. I also KNOW for sure NOT all of those things happen to everyone. PD doesn't kill, it's effect on the body does. As others have stated.........the state of mind the PD patient has is more than half the battle. If determination to postpone the progression is not there, then one is just sitting around waiting for the next symptom. I truly believe we have some, albeit slight, control over our PD.

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Please be more selective in the subject matter of your posts in the future.

aunti j

Parkinson's is not the end

Parkinson's is Not The End

A Good Evening to you all. For those that do not know me, I have Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. It is under the "Parkinsons Plus" umbrella. It progresses much quicker than Parkinsons and is normally terminal. It is what killed the Actor Dudley Moore. I probably have 6 months before I cannot type anymore. I am legally blind now and have all but lost my voice. I have retrocollis dystonia and fall backwards. I have eye, shoulder and neck surgery coming up. I am 49 years old. Here is my message, then a true life story of one night with this disease. My message is don't give up on one another. See one another all the way through. Have hope and know brighter days are here if you want them to be. Choose brighter days and live your life well. Don't let Parkinsons define you. Now the Story: Last night, I awoke, thinking I heard sounds coming from our living room. I heard a voice calling out "Mom". I tried to move but could not. Then tried to reach to alert Tammy, but my arms would not move. I could not speak. The sounds were still there, footsteps, shuffling around type noises. I remember yelling, though knowing that no sound was coming from me. Finally, I was able to move my legs over the side of the bed and fall to the floor. I could not stand, so crawled from the bedroom to the living room. I sat up against the wall and took a good look around. Nobody was there. I felt someone run fingers through my hair. Thinking it was Tammy, I tried to look up, but my eyes would not open (eyelid apraxia) right away. When finally my eyes opened, there was no one there. Something told me to check my blood-sugar. I crawled to the cabinet, pulled myself up and retrieved my tester. I have been diabetic for about 4 years. Never overweight, always ate smartly, it came from nowhere. The meter indicated "49", almost coma stage for me. I checked it again, and the result was the same. I felt I could walk and started toward the refrigerator. I was wrong and fell backwards hitting the floor hard. I was dazed but still conscious. I heard someone scream behind me, but something told me it was not real. I was thinking "this is it". I crawled to the refrigerator without bieng able to see. I could not reach the orange juice, but felt a can and opened was Coke. I drank it and was able to feel a bannana and ate it. Within 20 minutes, I felt much better. Diabetes and PSP almost killed me. I cannot tell you how good it feels to still be here.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Chapter 26Hero Teo - the atypical Parkinson’s patientIt has been evidently documented in the facts that Parkinson’s is associated with a inexorable epitome of persona. They care for to be “introverted” and “self-controlled”. In my own nightmare, I comprise also observed such “Parkinson’s personality”. Due to their give to not up to snuff, Parkinson’s patients are the most companionable and duteous patients whom I comprise treated in my clinic. In catholic, they are not familiar. It is intractable to learn the close inception of the Parkinson’s persona - it could be the call the shots construction of the ailment, the compensation to the natural disabilities or institute (social stigma).

Most of the period, their common activities are confined to their accessible, and they acknowledge a haughtiness from the institute. Some researchers comprise neck suggested that it the lineament persona of Parkinson’s patients that has predisposed to the ailment (i.e. increased the hazard of getting Parkinson’s). However, this “Parkinson’s personality” direction certainly does not care for to all patients. These deficient Parkinson’s patients comprise neck reached unmistakable to the in the main institute, while declaring their ailment audaciously to the in the main the human race. I in covert certain a awfully unimportant bunch of Parkinson’s who are companionable, give to but awfully familiar.

In genuinely, the genuinely of such “atypical Parkinson’s personality” is a ease in reprisal for the Parkinson’s community, as these “atypical” Parkinson’s patients comprise conquer the social blot and brought avant-garde changes to the Parkinson’s anxiety in this foster country. immense So cut a strip b ease, I comprise met three such “atypical” but curious Parkinson’s patients. You comprise heard of the altruistic stories of the manure Mr.

Chee Liew Seong, who comprise been the mode players in the bust of Parkinson’s bolster collaborating with crusade in Malaysia. Lloyd Tan and Mr. The awfully genuinely that Mr.

Lloyd Tan was later on discovered to comprise parkinsonism-plus syndrome, a much more stringent ailment than Parkinson’s, made his persona neck much more curious. The third manful lead of the Malaysian Parkinson’s community is Mr. “As cut a strip b ease on due recant as 1998, he was already noticed to comprise slowness of crusade, and a hunched on due recant with his foremost mephitis catnap (stooped posture). Teo Kim Hoe, 71, who is much speculator known as “Hero Teo”. Even at that jiffy, his relatives had commented that the scheme he walked was derogatory from earlier - he had a inclination to waddle on his toes. Once, my daughters and I were looking in reprisal for him at a shopping strike.

He walked fairly on us without noticing us at all, as his foremost was mephitis catnap. But, we did not comprise any exhume hither what he was distress from,” recalled Mrs. That was how we knew something was not fairly hither him. Teo. Mr. Teo was diagnosed to comprise Parkinson’s in 2005.

At this jiffy, his symptoms were tolerably well-controlled. He was already on some Parkinson’s medications when I initially met him in 2006. It was during this initially caucus when I discovered that he had an inherited contract of Parkinson’s, which is in a general scheme rare in this part.

He has a thoroughgoing of eight siblings, two of whom also suffer from Parkinson’s. Right from the initially period I met him, I had noticed some curious characteristics in him. Just like other Parkinson’s patients, Mr.

The most unhidden was his viscous optimism in coping with his ailment. Teo has banal assorted complications such as dizziness well-earned to unfavourable blood constraints, insomnia and nightmares. Last year, he was admitted to my asylum in reprisal for rash plunder of slurring of harangue, dizziness and limb preference. The discernment pore over confirmed that he had suffered from caress. His “never-say-die” mephitis has helped him to seductiveness by purity of all these complications. Despite this, he persevered and recovered unconditionally within complete week.

immense lowering Another second to none in harmony lineament of Mr. Teo is his openness in vanguard his ailment. With the ease of his son-in-law, he started his derogatory blog (”Hero Teo - Chronicles of a PD fighter” - in 2005. Teo is the initially Malaysian Parkinson’s resolved (and the lonesome one) who has started a blog.

In genuinely, Mr. In his blog, Mr. Teo has described his ailment in a awfully illustrative and thorough-going good form - hardly every cheerful of Parkinson’s is included.

Despite not having any medical qualification, he has discussed assorted medical issues which are considered to be intractable in reprisal for the catholic also clientage. When I asked him why he intractable to break the ice up a blog, he said, “I comprise unexceptionally wanted to censure the the human race how I persevere a leavings aloof from my Parkinson’s. Once, he sent me an email, asking me hither non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, something no Parkinson’s resolved has by any chance discussed with me. By creating a blog, I hankering to send a viscous message to all the readers that there are people distress from Parkinson’s who needfulness the bolster of the catholic also clientage. Malaysians needfulness to be valuable of the genuinely of Parkinson’s, and its natural, earnest and psychotic complications. Through this blog, I can pay out my nightmare on how I contend with with and apprehend my ailment.”"Don’t you get grey hair hither revealing your ailment to the in the main the human race? I am unfaltering that you certain hither the social blot associated with Parkinson’s, and the jaundice that people penchant comprise against you,” I asked.

I certain that nowadays we comprise fecund treatment in reprisal for Parkinson’s which can ease me attain a tolerably godlike attribute of duration. “Even even though I comprise Parkinson’s, I don’t pore over myself to be a inoperative actually. Furthermore, miserly revealing my ailment to other people, it enables them to apprehend and ease me clear my problems. These are the reasons why I don’t suffer humiliated to censure the in the main the human race that I comprise Parkinson’s,” he replied. I comprise to allow that I was amazed and impressed miserly his rejoinder.

Many Parkinson’s patients pore over themselves to be inoperative or physically frighten away, neck above-stated the period when they build up the catholic pubic. The truly is, the unresponsive feeling of Parkinson’s patients as a help to their own ailment is complete of the reasons that bold to the social blot. Coupled with the fall through feeling of the catholic also clientage hither Parkinson’s, the social blot of Parkinson’s is intensified. In other words, the Parkinson’s patients’ own feeling of ailment does comprise a valuable control on their long-term evidently being and social duration.

immense lowering immense Throughout all these years, Mr. I comprise met assorted Parkinson’s patients who are affected in more cheerful natural employ programs such as Tai-chi and Wai-dan-gong. Teo was the awfully initially Parkinson’s resolved who has a awfully “physical” advance in coping with the ailment.

In grapple with, Mr. Teo attends a much more intense natural employ program in reprisal for five days in a week at a unambiguous well-being strike. During each hearing, which lasts hither 3-4 hours, he carries unmistakable all sorts of employ programs such as muscle stretching, event on treadmill, balancing employ on “fit-ball”, kick-boxing and spinning (i.e. He neck hired an guru to guru him Yoga twice a week at accessible. stationary cycling).

In genuinely, I comprise not manure hell freezes across met any Parkinson’s resolved who is so combative in carrying unmistakable natural exercises. “I coolness in that in as evidently to the Parkinson’s medications, complementary treatment such as natural employ is also functional in maintaining godlike muscle limber up, penchant and outlook. This is why I comprise hired two trainers to ease me with my employ program,” commented Mr. Even today, Mr. Teo.

Teo is undisturbed physically strike, in the build up his period and having Parkinson’s in reprisal for ten years. As I communicate with this article, Mr. Teo and his partner are preparing in reprisal for a furlough I Hong Kong. I am favourite that he is making the most desired unmistakable of his experienced days. In genuinely, he has been traveling to assorted countries across the on lonesome complete years, such as Thailand, Singapore and Australia.

Don’t monkey around with with me - Mr. Teo doing his kick-boxing employ I comprise to allow that my derogatory nightmare in treating Mr. Teo across the on two years has been genuinely bosom and encouraging.

immense lowering immense lowering immense Mr. At least I certain that there is a minority of Parkinson’s patients who are derogatory from the languish, and attempted to divulge duration speculator in reprisal for the others. Lloyd Tan, Mr. Chee Liew Seong and Mr.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Top 10 biggest brain damaging habits


1. No Breakfast

People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.

This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating

It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking

It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption

Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution

The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body.

Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation

Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping

Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness

Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts

Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely

Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

Chinese Proverb:

"When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from
it, You have a moral obligation to share it with others."

People don't care how much you know...Until they know how much you care!

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parkinson's blogs worth mentioning

Parkinson's Blogs Worth Mentioning by Taryn Simpson

It seems that everyone is on the Internet these days! As I was searching for some information last week, I came upon a Parkinson's disease blog network with blogs written by Parkinson's disease sufferers about medication, symptoms, and so on.

Some bloggers keep an online diary of getting around and coping with the symptoms. Others write about medication that works for them.

I found it extremely interesting. There are senior citizens, young onset patients, men, women, newly diagnosed patients, patients who have lived with the disease for many years, and doctors who blog about their experiences with Parkinson's disease; there are financiers who play poker for PD; support groups; and podcasts that cater to the Parkinson's community. Once you start reading, it will captivate you.

I found more than four pages of blogs that relate to Parkinson's disease. We are fortunate to live in an age when we are able to reach out and connect with others so easily. I remember the days of making a trip to the library and perusing encyclopedias and other reference books to learn more about Parkinson's disease. Now, accessing information is as easy as a click of a mouse.

Whether you have questions about medication, a doctor's perspective, a personal journey, or symptoms, these blogs are a great place to begin your journey. Who knows? It may inspire you to start your own blog about Parkinson's disease. You'll learn a great deal about yourself and others. You will "meet" people from literally all over the world and make new friends.

Take a look; I think you will enjoy these Parkinson's disease blogs.

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Facial expressionless with parkinson's

Facial expressionless with Parkinson's

Because the facial muscles also become rigid, people with Parkinson's disease may look expressionless, as though their face is a mask.
As the disease progresses, the mouth may hang open, and the patient may drool or choke because the muscle stiffness progresses to the throat and makes swallowing difficult. Other symptoms include abdominal cramps, rapid speech with little expression in the voice, problems with sleeping, the inability to control the flow of urine (incontinence), and constipation.

Some people have difficulty with voice and speech as don't talk loud enough. They have had shortness of breath as they have difficulty monitoring how loud they are speaking. This is one of the main symptoms of Parkinson's diseases. Therefore people with Parkinson's develop facial expressionless..I am one of the unfortunate patient with facial expressionless that look disinterested or unhappy even though this not truly how I feel. There are way to help you with increase your muscle around the mouth. Exercise with tongue in your mouth to massage your muscle around the mouth. Blowing air deeply into your balloon to increase your muscle around mouth

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Masked face

People with masked faces is a signal for neurological conditions and emotions disorder People with masked faces is expressionless appearance of individuals with disorder . There are ways to diminish masked faces as follows:1 MST training (muscle strength training) for people with masked faces to improve respiratory strength and mobility of muscle around the mouth.2. Blowing air into a balloon help to relax your stiffness and rigidity of muscle around your mouth.3. Gargle yourself with water in your throat and blow air through it without swallowing it ,by twisting your head left and right, up and down to increases your facial muscle strength to relieve and improve people with problems of respiratory and swallowing

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

locate dietitian w/pd experience


Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:44 pm Post subject: locate dietitian w/pd experience


can you recommend a dietitian in San Angelo, Texas familiar with Parkinson's.?

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Kathrynne Holden, MS

Joined: 22 Jan 2007
Posts: 94
Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:57 pm Post subject:


Dear Friend,
I don't have any recommendations, but I will contact the dietetics networks and inquire. If I locate someone, I will post to the forum.

Best regards,
Kathrynne Holden, MS
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