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72 yr old, arms shakes while sleeping, sleep walking. Suggestions?

Hi .... My 72 year old father , when he sleeps , sometimes his arm starts to shake..... not all the time but from time to time. Also he just started sleep walking for which i believe is the first time. He is a heavy smoker and cholesterol has been an issue. He is about 160 - 170 lbs 5 10 ....... any suggestions? i hear it can be the smoking messing him up. thanks
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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as he is 72 yr old the most common cause for that shaking is parkinsons disease which will be treated by dopamine agonists.thank you.
Answered: Tue, 18 Jun 2013
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