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Sunday21 January 2018

People with Parkinson's Disease More Likely to Have Leg Restlessness than Restless Legs Syndrome

People with Parkinson's Disease More Likely to Have Leg Restlessness than Restless Legs Syndrome


People with Parkinson's disease may be more likely to have a movement disorder called leg motor restlessness, but not true restless legs syndrome as previous studies have suggested, according to a study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

 

Restless legs syndrome is a sleep and movement disorder. People with the disorder have the urge to move their legs to stop uncomfortable sensations. The urge occurs when the person is at rest, in the evening, and is temporarily relieved by movement. In leg motor restlessness, people also have the urge to move their legs, but it is either not worse when they are at rest or during the evening or it does not go away when they move their legs.

 

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Restless legs syndrome and Parkinson’s

Some people with Parkinson’s experience restless legs syndrome.1

This information sheet explains what restless legs syndrome is, what the symptoms are, how it is diagnosed and what treatments are available.

 

 

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Second Parkinson’s Vaccine Reports Positive Safety Results March 20, 2015

 
 
Irish biotechnology company Prothena announced yesterday that its vaccine in development to slow Parkinson’s disease (PD) progression was safe and tolerable in a Phase I study. 
 
This immunotherapy approach introduces an antibody (called PRX002) against the protein alpha-synuclein, which clumps in the brain cells of people with PD. Researchers believe that clearing out the clumps of alpha-synuclein will protect the brain cells from degradation caused by Parkinson’s.

Greater Torrington Area Parkinsons Support GroupThe Mission of the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is to maximize strength, minimize disability and achieve and maintain full potential of people with Parkinson’s and their caretakers.