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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Jun 28, 2022

La distonía es un trastorno del movimiento que causa contracciones involuntarias de los músculos. Estas contracciones llevan a posturas anormales de partes del cuerpo y a veces a movimientos repetitivos.

 

En este episodio, hablamos con la doctora Marta San Luciano, Profesora Asociada de Neurología en la University...


Jun 14, 2022

Forty percent of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are women, but compared to men, they have a longer time to diagnosis, less access to neurologist care, and are underrepresented in research studies. Although PD presents special considerations for women, they are, overall, treated the same as men. Some of...


May 31, 2022

Dyskinesia is a condition involving erratic, uncontrollable muscle movements such as twitches, jerks, twisting, or writhing of the face, arms, legs, or trunk. It can be a complication after long-term use of levodopa to treat Parkinson’s disease. Dyskinesias can be mild, or they may be severe enough to interfere with...


May 24, 2022

En los últimos años, se han publicado varios estudios que sugieren que empezar la fisioterapia en las etapas tempranas de la enfermedad de Parkinson puede tener beneficios neuro-protectores, lo que significa que ayuda a mantener el cerebro más saludable. En el caso de las personas con Parkinson, la fisioterapia puede...


May 17, 2022

Regular exercise in its various forms is one of the most important things that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can do for themselves. It can promote aerobic conditioning, strength, balance, and flexibility and help slow the decline in mobility while improving quality of life.

 

Findings from the Parkinson’s...