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Dealing with Parkinson's, on medicines, has slow movement, constipation, imbalance. What could be the causes?

my father in law(82) is suffering from parkinson since 1 1/2 year.For last three months he is taking SYNDOPA 110 AND ROPARK 0.25 Present dose is Syndopa 110 -----1tab----1tab----11/2 tab/day AND Ropark 0.25 --1tab----------1tab per day. At present his movement is very slow,unable to walk alone.heavy constipation ,disbalance.These problems has increased after taking the medicines.Please advice ugtly @ .( YYYY@YYYY ) CELL- 0000. Your suggestions are welcome.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Dear Mr Kishore Mullick,

It seems that your father in law is exhibiting signs of disease progression. Unfortunately, Parkinson's disease is incurable and despite medical treatment the disease progresses. Therefore he needs to be under regular follow-up with the specialist who will assess whether there needs to be a dose increase in his current medicines or any change to the medicines he is taking. Constipation is a common and troubling side effect with Parkinson's disease. The disease itself causes the constipation and most of anti-parkinson's medicines aggravate it. Therefore, he needs to ensure adequate fibre intake in the diet, adequate fluid intake. Stool softners and laxatives will also help.

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Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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