August 4, 2007

Parkinson's Disease: Autonomic Symptoms

Parkinson's Disease with its four cardinal symptoms of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability is becoming increasingly associated with dysautonomia. In fact, "autonomic complaints such as constipation may predae the motor signs of PD." Also, these nonmotor symptoms of PD are associated with significant decrease in quality of life. To date, no tested therapies are available to treat these autonomic symptoms.

Shannon KM. Dopamine: So "last century". Neurology 2007;69:329-332.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Keep up the good work.