G. Frederick Wooten MD


Parkinson’s Disease and Tremors

The tremor of Parkinson’s disease is not always severe, but it may affect many of your daily activities. To help control tremor in your hand or arm when you are trying to use the hand, press the affected elbow against your body to stabilize your upper arm and then perform the movement. Wearing a rigid brace across a…

Tremor

Tremor is an involuntary shaking movement that is repeated over and over. Although it may affect any part of the body, tremor most often affects the hands and head. Your voice may also shake. Sometimes the feet or torso may also shake. Essential tremor, which sometimes runs in families, is one of the most common types…

Parkinson’s Disease and Nutrition

Most people with Parkinson’s disease can eat the same healthy, balanced diet recommended for anyone. This includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, cereals, legumes, poultry, fish, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Early in the disease, it might be helpful to take pills with food to help with nausea, which…

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise

Exercise is an important part of home treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease. It has benefits in both early and advanced stages of the disease. Regular exercise can help you: Keep and improve muscle strength and endurance. Control your weight and improve your cardiovascular fitness. Improve your balance…

Parkinson’s Disease and Speech Problems

Parkinson’s disease can affect the muscles of the lips, tongue, throat, voice box (larynx), and lungs, all of which are involved in producing speech. Stiff, slow muscles in these areas may lead to: Low voice volume or soft speech. Imprecise speech sounds. Speaking too fast or too slow. Monotonous voice. Hoarseness. A…