Vertigo and Dizziness

Dizziness and vertigo are commonly reported symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Most experts agree that dizziness and vertigo can be broadly defined as the sensation of spinning or whirling, and the sensation can be associated with balance problems.

What’s Hot in PD? Tips for Patients and Families on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dizziness, Vertigo and Parkinson’s Disease

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Dr. Michael S. Okun

Though dizziness and vertigo have been commonly reported in the setting of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the diagnosis may be missed and treatment may not be optimal. The terms dizziness and vertigo can be defined in many ways. Most experts agree that the terms refer to a sensation of spinning or whirling and that the sensation has been frequently associated with balance problems.

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What's Hot in PD?

Conditions Related to Parkinson's

No two people have the same Parkinson’s disease (PD). With diverse symptoms and varied speeds of progression, PD does not affect every person the same way. However, people with Parkinson’s are at greater risk of developing related conditions. Developing these conditions is not a certainty, only a possibility. Knowing of them can help a person with PD or their loved one recognize associated symptoms and practice preventative measures or lifestyle changes to allow for a better life. 

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have a higher risk of developing:

Elastic Abdominal Binders May Prevent Dizziness on Standing

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Parkinson's Foundation

Wearing an elastic abdominal binder (a medical version of a girdle available in most drugstores) may help prevent low blood pressure on standing in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to research published in the November 27 online edition of Movement Disorders Clinical Practice.

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New Guidelines for Treating Orthostatic Hypotension in PD

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Parkinson's Foundation

A new study suggests updated diagnosis and treatment guidelines for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who experience orthostatic hypotension (OH), a rapid drop in blood pressure which often occurs when changing positions into an upright position (e.g., getting out of bed or standing up after sitting). The findings were published online February 12 in Movement Disorders.

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