Patient instructed on how Levodopa and Carbidopa are used in combination to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Carbidopa prevents the breakdown of Levodopa in the bloodstream so more Levodopa can enter the brain. This can reduce some of Levodopa's side effects such as nausea and vomiting, and it may also allow your doctor to increase your Levodopa dose more quickly to find the best dose.
SN taught that Parkinson's disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disorder, after Alzheimer's disease. While classically considered a movement disorder, there is a growing recognition that Parkinson's disease produces a wide variety of non motor symptoms as well.
Taught that dopamine is a chemical substance that enables nerve cells to send messages to other nerve cells.
Taught that lack of dopamine causes the symptoms of Parkinson
Taught that exposure to carbon monoxide and/or manganese poisoning are factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Parkinson
Taught that cerebrovascular disease is factor that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Parkinson
Taught that encephalitis and positive family history of the disease are factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Parkinson
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Parkinson
Instructed on some measures aimed to controlling/managing Parkinson
Taught that falls, contractures and depression may constitute as potential complications of Parkinson