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Is drooling and spitting of saliva indicative of Parkinson's disease?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Hello, I am 24 year old . I live in XXXXXXX I have anxiety disorder. Since Last week I am having problem of excessive saliva n drooling Though its not coming out of my mouth but when I talk to someone I usually spit saliva.
Yesterday I was surfing on Internet and came to know about Parkinson's disease and its symptoms and from then I started relating it to me , though i am not having any constipation problem , olfactory dysfunction and insomnia but I am afraid that i might have this disease because I have anxiety disorder from last 2 years and I spit saliva while talking to people. I want some sort of guidance. Please help me!!
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms are not suggestive of Parkinson's disease.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and would like to reassure you that these symptoms are not suggestive of Parkinson's disease (PD).

PD typically affects people above the age of 40. Also, the main symptoms are shivering (tremors), slowness of movements, rigidity of limbs, and loss of balance. Excessive salivation in the absence of other symptoms can not mean PD.

As of now, you need to treat anxiety. If salivation still persists, glycopyrrolate tablets may be used.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,     
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (22 minutes later)
Thank you sir.
But I have read somewhere that anxiety disorder leads to PD and its a non- motor symptom of PD and who have anxiety have greater chance of having PD. I am really anxious sir. Although I don't have motor symptoms now but I heard that non - motor symptoms preceded by motor symptoms!!
Please help!!
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

As I said, it is unlikely for you to develop PD at this young age, without motor symptoms. Also, this is not the age for developing PD.

So, I request you to stop worrying about PD now.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (49 minutes later)
Thank you sir.
It will help. I know I am worried because of my anxiety disorder which leads me to think about all this. Generally I am worried about having this and that disease. I want to get rid off all this thoughts. Any suggestion. I don't want to use medicine!!
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Start meditation and yoga.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Anxiety can be treated without medications.

You can start meditation and Yoga.

In addition, you can consult a psychologist and undergo counselling sessions.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Is drooling and spitting of saliva indicative of Parkinson's disease?

Brief Answer: Symptoms are not suggestive of Parkinson's disease. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms and would like to reassure you that these symptoms are not suggestive of Parkinson's disease (PD). PD typically affects people above the age of 40. Also, the main symptoms are shivering (tremors), slowness of movements, rigidity of limbs, and loss of balance. Excessive salivation in the absence of other symptoms can not mean PD. As of now, you need to treat anxiety. If salivation still persists, glycopyrrolate tablets may be used. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/