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Tremors from waist down. Histroy of Parkinson and build up of Co2. Suggestions?

I wish you could help me but probably not. My husband has Parkinson and we have been in the hospital because of a build up of Co2 ( Blood count 119) We are now an out patient with hospice so you probably can't really suggest any thing. I am just confused how to help him when he has tremors from his waist down which we have never seen before.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Tremors in the resting state are characteristic of parkinson's disease. These tremors occur in the extremities and are associated with rigidity and slowness. Sometimes toxicity due to Co2 can precipitate parkinsonian symptoms. The treatment for CO2 intoxication includes giving O2. Treatment of tremors for parkinsonism involves giving levodopa and anticholinergic drugs. But in ur husband the tremor is not typical of a parkinson's type. The other causes of tremor include: essential tremor, hypoglycaemia, liver disease, wilson's disease, asterexis, myoclonus, epilepsia partialis continua, drug abuse, cerebellar disease, demyelinating disease etc should be considered. Management depends on the cause
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