G. Frederick Wooten MD


Parkinson’s Disease: Modifying Your Activities and Your Home

When you have Parkinson’s disease, you may find that making simple changes to your home and in your daily activities can help you stay independent for a longer time. Make daily activities simpler Simplifying your daily activities may help you to save your energy for activities that really demand it. It also may help to…

Tremor

A tremor is an involuntary, repetitive, rhythmic shaking or twitching movement. Tremors usually affect the hands and head, but may occasionally occur in the feet or torso. Essential tremor, which sometimes runs in families, is one of the most common types of tremors. It causes shaking that is most noticeable when the…

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 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…

Parkinson’s Disease and Sexual Problems

Problems with sexual function in people with Parkinson’s disease are common. Muscle stiffness and movement may make sexual activity difficult. Depression or anxiety may result in a loss of interest in sex or, in men, erection problems. These often can be improved by treatment with medicine. Parkinson’s disease can…