Diagnosis

It can be said that genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger. Learn more about the role of genetics in Parkinson's disease…Learn more…

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  • Diagnosing PD - An Overview
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    Some of you have ended up here at this site as a result of your search for answers.  You’ve noticed your hand or finger is shaking or perhaps…
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    A Patient's Guide to Diagnosis
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    The process of diagnosing Parkinson's disease can be a daunting one and is often not straight forward…
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  • Diagnostic Testing in PD
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    Although neuroimaging in the workup for Parkinson's disease is not definitive, it can sometimes help in distinguishing parkinsonism…
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    Physical Exam in PD
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    Once Parkinson's disease is suspected, a doctor's physical exam becomes an important part of the diagnostic process since this is still a clinical diagnosis
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  • YOPD vs. Late-Onset PD
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    Young onset Parkinson’s (before age 40) occurs in 5-10% of people diagnosed while 20% of those affected…
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    Genetics Testing in PD
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    The degree of influence that our genes have varies of course depending on the disease but both environmental factors and genetics…
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  • The Complex Etiology of PD
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    But as we’ve learned to control the hallmark motor symptoms to some extent, it has become clear that there’s much more to this disease and that there are…
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    Importance of Biomarkers
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    The search is on for biomarkers for Parkinson's disease, measurable indicators of disease.  Lear how they will revolutionize the diagnosis, management and development…
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  • Measurement Scales
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    There have also been a number of scales that have been developed to help clinicians and researchers assess their patients in a somewhat more defined way.
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    Are You at Risk for Parkinson's?
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    It is a disease that knows no boundaries on the basis of age, race, religion or geographical borders. But there are some trends – who is at risk…
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Suggested Reading
The Many Symptoms of PD
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Although tremor is a very common symptom in Parkinson’s Disease it only one of many…
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Other Publications

"On" Again "Off" Again
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Parkinson's disease has invaded every aspect of life. Also read my blog response...
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Pushing To Find A Cure
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Like Fox, Soania Mathur's first instinct upon diagnosis was to hide her disease. She was 26, pregnant with her first child, and just beginning…
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Are You At Risk For Parkinson's?
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What the millions of us affected with a chronic, disabling disease need is quite simple yet unbelievably complicated - better treatments and ultimately, a cure…
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