The bad, ugly and good of PD medications – part deux: By Maria De Leon

Last time, I discussed the effects of dopamine agonists. Today, I will continue to the discussion on medications.- Levodopa still remains the gold standard in the treatment of PD. But, because dopamine is unable cross the blood brain barrier it must be given in a precursor form that does cross barrier when ingested. However, becauseContinue reading “The bad, ugly and good of PD medications – part deux: By Maria De Leon”

The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good of Parkinson treatments: By Maria De Leon

Today, I thought it might be a good time to do some quick review of the PD medications available. As a physician and patient I have can safely say I have tried or been on most medications if not all. So, I will give you my unbiased opinion of my experience as patient and doctorContinue reading “The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good of Parkinson treatments: By Maria De Leon”

4 Less known PD Symptoms: By Maria De Leon

We all know and have heard mention the 4 cardinal motor symptoms of Parkinson’s upon which the diagnosis is based upon such as rest tremors, rigidity, balance /gait issues, and bradykinesia (slowness). We have also heard mention of many non -motor features now familiar to many as well such as constipation, visual problems, pain, fatigue,Continue reading “4 Less known PD Symptoms: By Maria De Leon”