A doctor’s appointment without even leaving the house? Virtual house calls could be an important alternative for patients limited by distance or disability.
Tremors and shaking are well known symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The lesser known non-motor symptoms like difficulty sleeping and digestive problems are not clearly defined in newly diagnosed patients.
There is currently no foolproof way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although a neurological exam and a review of the patient’s medical history can give a doctor insight to the possibility of PD, a test for the disease could save time and eliminate uncertainties.
Impulse control is not easy, especially for those with Parkinson’s disease. Recent research has suggested that excessive gambling, shopping, eating and sexuality are symptoms of the disease medication, not the disease itself.
Current available drugs for Parkinson’s disease (PD) treat symptoms and improve function but do not slow or halt the progression of the disease. A new drug recently tested in a clinical trial may be changing that.