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#1 Ljubica Lojan

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

My husband PD patient for 15 years started having mucus accumulation in his throat. This is especially bothersome at night. He does not have a cold.Is this PD related? Thank you for your reply.



#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:34 AM

This could be related.  We optimize dopaminergics, drink lots of water and get a speech and swallowing assessment with a swallow study.  Good luck.


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#3 Ljubica Lojan

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

Would you please tell me who is doing swallowing assessment? Is it the same person as for speech therapy? My husband is on Sinemet, Sinemet CR and Azilect.

His mucus is the worst at night. He can swallow the food. From where is the mucus coming?



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:42 PM

Swallowing study can be done by the same person doing speech.  Sometimes re-dosing sinemet at night when a person with Parkinson's awakens helps.  Many people believe the mucus is from slowing or bradykinesia of the swallowing muscles.  Drinking lots of water, chewing gum and seeing a speech expert can be helpful.


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#5 Ljubica Lojan

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

I would like to understand why my husband can swallow the food but slowing down of muscles effects mucus accumulation.



#6 Dr. Okun

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:42 PM

It is all potentially part of the clinical symptoms associated with Parkinson's.  It is totally possible to be able to swallow food but also accumulate mucus.


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