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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Parkinson's Disease Stages of Parkinson's Parkinson's Death Rate Effects of Patient on Healthcare Professional DiagnosticProcedures Emotional/Physiological Effect on Patient and Family/Caregiver What is Parkinson's Disease? Treatment Detailed medical history andphysical examNeurological ExamUnited Parkinsons Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS)Blood Test (abnormal thyroid levels and liver damage)CT ScanPET Scan and DAT ScanMRI Other Symptoms shaking, tremors, postural instability, and difficulty balancing There is no current cure but methods are used to control symptoms. Carbidopa/levodopaDopamine AgonistsAmantadine (Symmetrel)Anticholinergic DrugsCOMT-inhibitorsMAO-B inhibitors Medicines Natural Remedies Positive Vitamin C, E, D, B12Mediterranean DietCoenzyme Q10Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis)Green Tea Polyphenols (GTPS)St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)Gingko BilobaMilk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)Folate (folic acid)Exercise (speech/swallowing) Surgical Procedures Deep Brain StimulationThalamotomyPallidotomySubthalamotomy Negative Patient-depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor concentration, apathy, dependence, potential dementia Family/Caregiver-fear of loved-ones future, frustration, social isolation, depression, and argue to suppress feelings of sadness, worry, and distress A progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement; associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Complications Develop skills with fragile patientsRecognize each PD patient's condition as unique Emotional attachment can hinder objectivityPatient's depressive state transfer to professional Decreased GI MobilityMedication Side EffectsBody Systems FailureSurgical Complications Severity Severe Mild Moderate None
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