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Vascular Parkinsonism

Vascular Parkinsonism is where symptoms of Parkinson's disease are caused by vascular changes  in the brain. This is most commonly a stroke.

Parkinsonism describes a condition that has the common symptoms of Parkinson's disease - tremor, rigidity, akinesia or bradykinesia and postural instability but does not have Parkinson's Disease.

Many times a doctor will prescribe some of the drugs used to treat Parkinson's to treat Vascular Parkinsonism to see if they will help control the symptoms.


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