jueves, 25 de enero de 2018
"Ask the MD" Video: Walking, Balance and Parkinson's
While tremor, slowness and rigidity are the most common and well-known motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), some people also experience changes in their walking and balance.
Gait changes can range from mild -- slower speed, decreased arm swing, shuffling steps -- to more significant -- difficulty getting started or freezing in place. Balance problems can lead to unsteadiness and falls or make daily activities more challenging.
In this "Ask the MD" video, I discuss walking and balance symptoms of PD and how they're managed, as well as ongoing research toward better understandings and new therapies.
I hope the "Ask the MD" series helps you navigate life with Parkinson's a little easier.Visit the "Ask the MD" site often for blogs and videos covering topics on PD research and care.
Thank you for being a valuable member of our community.
Rachel Dolhun, MD
Ask the MD has been made possible through the leadership of members of our Parkinson's Disease Education Consortium in conjunction with The Albert B. Glickman Parkinson's Disease Education Program. These partners' support allows us to furnish high-quality educational content to the Parkinson's community while maintaining our commitment to allocate donor dollars to high-impact research. Editorial control of all Michael J. Fox Foundation-published content rests solely with the Foundation.