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Advice on travel for a patient with Parkinson's disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   Hi my father has parkinsons and wants to fly to australia, he has circulation probs
Doctor :   ok
User :   I'm not sure if he is fit, he is slow walking and shaky etc, is that good for long haul flights?
Doctor :   Parkinson's disease is a neuro degenerative disorder and it affects a persons motor function speech and cognitive function
Doctor :   this does not affect him from travel
Doctor :   but it demands a bystander all the time with them

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