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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi my father aged 60 is suffering from parkinson from 2 years back,, he was normal at all before, but disease starts with only shaking of hands while writing,, but it increases with time and he has problem in walking speech and memory, now dr has dignosed to have psp.. if any one can guide what to do now?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi docter
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   k
Doctor :   parkinsonism is a disease of degenerative type
User :   k sir
Doctor :   and for the time there is no cure for the disease
Doctor :   only a control measures can be adopted
Doctor :   meaning the disease progression can be retarded
User :   k
Doctor :   so what to be done at the moment and the doseage of the medicne all depends on the clinical assesment at that moment present in him
User :   sir he is applied with syndopa plus thrice a day but in no more affecting , if we can increase the dose
Doctor :   syndopa has lot of side effects so it needs to be given carefully
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   the fact is over a period of time syndopa will fail to resolve symptoms in parkinsonism patients
Doctor :   this is called syndopa resistance
User :   ya
Doctor :   the minimum dose with maximum benifit is the criteria
Doctor :   so it is not the complet remesion of the symptoms
Doctor :   any other medication is he on
User :   ya one more that is pacitane- trihexiphenydril for tremors
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is for teh symptomatic treatment of the tremors and rigidity
User :   plz guide me what do do and if thesre is any alter and any medicine and any other logy can help
Doctor :   frankly speaking there is nothing much can be done as of presence, lot of supportive care is what needed
Doctor :   you can learn how to take care of the psp and parkinosonism patients from the nurising staff
User :   ll
Doctor :   this might help you in reducing the difficulty handling them
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