Wednesday, July 28, 2010

your earliest stages of PD

I have PD for the past of five years.

I am beginning to think what I have in its earliest stages of PD?

So I am curious to know what other people's initial symptoms have been.

Seemingly, for me it has slowly been progressing over the past 2 years.
I have been told that I am walking slow with stoop posture forward and look down

Lately my both hands move slow,tremor and shaking.

I lost of taste and smell as the result I lost weight.

But the biggest problem has been with my movement... it just doesn't feel right, and I just don't feel I have the same energy... muscle stiffness. Low energy, fatigue.

Lately I have talked to my Doctor and he has done some basic test then it's off to the neurologist

Just curious to know what other people experience or know about the earliest symptoms.

Monday, July 26, 2010


There is evidence that creatine can stimulate muscle growth. It does this in a couple of different ways. By allowing you to perform more work as a result of additional energy,

So far we have seen how creatine can enrich the physical well-being of the general athlete and the elderly, creatine will help boost energy levels in the female athlete the same as it does with their male counterparts

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crashes and down episodes

Some doctors have a reasons not to prescribe PD medication to early on set young patients as they lose their effectiveness over time. The medication only treat the symptoms.

I have experienced on and off medications.

I started with small amount and started wearing off for effectiveness in few months as it treat the symptoms not the disease.

I learn to accept live with fear of the crashes or down episodes and pray a cure for the disease soon

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

the power upper cervical care

The power upper cervical care

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dental diseases and oral health

Dental Diseases and Oral Health in Parkinson’s Patients

Parkinson's Disease Guide - As Parkinson’s disease progresses, many other symptoms and problems start developing, some due to the disease process itself and others due to the effects of natural aging. Of these, dental diseases and the problems associated with them need to be tackled as soon as possible so as to make the patient’s life more comfortable.

Causes of Dental Diseases in Parkinson’s Disease

•Motor problems such as tremor and rigidity may make it difficult for a Parkinson’s disease (PD) patient to brush their own teeth. Without proper assistance, a patient may be unable to tend to their daily dental hygiene regimen, which may lead to tooth decay.

•Certain PD drugs cause xerostomia or dry mouth. Lack of or diminished saliva in the mouth can cause tooth decay and periodontal (gum) diseases since saliva is necessary to fight off bacteria in the mouth which cause these dental problems.

•Necessary dental procedures may be difficult to undertake in a PD patient especially where muscle rigidity, tremor, or other types of agitation prevent the patient from remaining still in a dentist’s chair.

•Bruxism or tooth grinding, especially at night, is common in PD patients and can cause abnormal wear and tear of the teeth. It may also contribute towards temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.

Behavioral changes in PD such as disinterest, apathy, forgetfulness and depression may make a PD patient take less interest in maintaining proper dental hygiene.

Gastric reflux and parkinson's

Gastric reflux is one of the non-motor symptoms of PD. It can cause irritation of the vocal folds and throat and can potentially cause voice hoarseness. It is possible that a person who has reflux doesn't have any symptoms of reflux that they recognize. For example, sometimes people feel as though they "have something stuck in my throat" after swallowing. These people may even seek a swallowing evaluation which turns out to be within normal limits. The reason is that when reflux irritates the vocal folds and throat area it can give the person the sensation that there is something stuck in their throat when, in fact, there is not. Another possible symptom of reflux is frequent throat clearing.

Parkinson disease itself can cause voice changes as well including soft voice, monotone voice, and hoarseness. Frequently people with PD have bowing of the vocal folds meaning that the vocal folds don't come together completely during talking. When the vocal folds do not close completely air can leak through resulting in a breathy or hoarse sounding voice. If you have reflux and vocal fold bowing the combination of these two factors can cause changes in your voice that could potentially interfere with functional communication.

If you think that you might be experiencing symptoms of reflux or changes in your voice you should consult with your physician. Successful management of reflux is usually a combination of medication and behavioral modifications. For example, it may be recommended to stop eating several hours before going to bed at night, eating more frequent smaller meals, raising the head of your bed, or making changes in your diet. A speech-language pathologist can advise you about behavioral modifications that may help you and can also advise you about receiving behavioral voice treatment to improve your communication abilities.

Leslie Mahler

soft voice, slurred speech and masked face

Soft voice, slurred speech and masked face

Parkinson’s patients have difficulty with voice and speech. We have shortness of breath. We don’t speak loud enough. Our speech is almost unintelligible. Our face is expressionless (”poker-face”), so people thought we are not interested or unhappy, even though that is not truly how we feel.

In order to solve these problems, there are ways to improve the muscles around the mouth:

•Use tongue in your mouth to massage the muscles around the mouth.
•Gargle with water full on your throat and blow air through it without swallowing, twist your mouth to the extreme left, right, up and down, to strengthen the facial muscles.
•Blow air deeply into balloon to exercise the muscles around the mouth.

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Eyes Plug and parkinson's

I use to have dry eyes and facial masked. I look tired and my eyes are dry.

I have tried eye drops but it is still dry and look tired.

Recently my eyes specialist inserted eye plug into my both eye and treated my problem.

I started smile and look energetic at all time.

Temporary or permanent silicone plugs can be inserted in the lacrimal (tear) drainage ducts in your eyelids to keep tears on your eye from draining away as quickly. Called lacrimal plugs or punctal plugs, they can be inserted painlessly while you're in the eye doctor's office and normally are not felt once inserted.

This post has been edited by teokimhoe: 20 July 2010 - 06:37 AM

Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:16 PM

I have no expertise on this area on the short or long term consequences of this approach. I will post to see if others have comment.

Michael S. Okun, M.D

Due to reduced frequency of blinking in Parkinson’s disease, the eyes tend to become drier, especially with concommitant increase in age. Therefore, dry eye management is important for such patients.
First line of treatment for dry eyes usually begins with tear supplements in the form of lubricant eye drops, before going on to consider the use of additional topical Restasis. Punctal plugs can be used as the next line of therapy if dry eyes remain a problem. Other lid abnormalities, like age-related lower eyelid ectropion or lagophthalmos should also be corrected.

Dr Jovina See
Shinagawa LASIK Centre, Singapore

Living with PD

I feel proud I come out with the book Heroteo- the chronicles of a parkinson's fighter.

while living with PD . The proceed of sales to the parkinson's society. The objective is to raise the awareness the disease to the public and support group. The accomplishments for me are demonstrated to the sufferers that they are not alone. As Asian are shy and prefer to stay home for the disease. They do not live with quality of life by shopping, travelling,eating. As Parkinson's have emotional and non emotional disorders and there are so far no cure treatment they have to learn how to slow down the disease by taking actively in public and joining PLM forum to enlighten the knowledge of PD to slow down the disease.

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease affecting 3 out of every 1000 people aged 50 and above. Yet there is no known cure. But with proper medication, education and therapeutic exercises, those living with PD can maintain their physical functions and manage their conditions in order to live active lives.

how to interpret an early parkinson onset slower progression?

It is difficulty to interpret what and how the symptoms of early onset-slower progression?

As PD is a bouquet disease and is individual that have motor and non motor symptoms.

They do not come at the same time or together it is individual and the timing is different too.

As for me my PD is genetic/inherited as I have two brothers are PD. They are at the rate of three and four of PD and are at fast progression. They are at the age of 56 and 76 years old.

I have the symptoms of PD when I was at younger age.

I was diagnosed at the age of 65 years old as PD

Due to my determination and perservation and knowledge of the disease and medication I learn to fight the disease to slowdown from its progression. I am lucky by Lord grace I manage to slowdown my motor symptoms by strenous exercises however I still have non motor symptoms I pray the Lord for wisdom to be able to overcome early. Kindly visit website (Heroteo- the chronicles of a parkinson's fighter ) .

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Why am I embarrassed

To be braved and not to be feared and to be encouraged and not to be embarrassed the sharing your PD on the awareness of illness to the selected people who are interested and willing are a contribution to the society. PLM forum is a right channel and media communication by writing,email and talk to each other.

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It is the nature of human being to be private than to be publicity to be asked or answered unneccesary that is irrelevant.

Personally I think it is a good idea to aware the sickness to help others than to do charity work. You are not alone. Lord bless