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What causes a bradykinesia patient to move slowly?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: I have a 43 year old son that has never been ok. He moves very slowly and does everything slowly. Can you suggest what may be wrong with him? He now has a job where his boss seems to be understanding.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Bradykinesia

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Bradykinesia refers to slowness of movement and is one of the main manifestations of Parkinson's disease. Based on the progression of disease, there can be variable degrees of associated tremors, instability in posture and rigidity. However, this is based alone on the description that you gave and a proper neurological examination would be required to correlate it with the history. Psychiatric issues like major depression, OCD and generalized anxiety disorders can also have physical manifestations affecting the movements, gait etc. They are one important differential in this regard, if an organic cause is not determined. I would advise you to fix an appointment with a neurologist through your GP for confirmation of the cause.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What causes a bradykinesia patient to move slowly?

Brief Answer: Bradykinesia Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Bradykinesia refers to slowness of movement and is one of the main manifestations of Parkinson's disease. Based on the progression of disease, there can be variable degrees of associated tremors, instability in posture and rigidity. However, this is based alone on the description that you gave and a proper neurological examination would be required to correlate it with the history. Psychiatric issues like major depression, OCD and generalized anxiety disorders can also have physical manifestations affecting the movements, gait etc. They are one important differential in this regard, if an organic cause is not determined. I would advise you to fix an appointment with a neurologist through your GP for confirmation of the cause. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil