Types of Parkinsonism

Parkinsonism is a broader term that covers several conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and other conditions which have the similar symptoms such as tremor, rigidity, slow movements, stiffness, etc.

Idiopatic Parkinson’s

Most people with parkinsonism have idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, also known as Parkinson’s. Idiopathic means the cause is unknown.

Vascular Parkinsonism

Vascular parkinsonism affects people with restricted blood supply to the brain. Sometimes people who have had a mild stroke may develop this form of parkinsonism.

Drug-induced Parkinsonism

Neuroleptic drugs which block the action of the chemical dopamine in the brain, are thought to be one of the cause of drug-induced parkinsonism. Stop taking the certain neuroleptic drugs and most will recover within months and often within days or weeks.

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