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Dr. Rodriguez

La Vitamina D y el balance

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Amigos

 

Un estudo reciente investigo el rol que tiene la vitamina D en los problemas de balance de pacientes con PD. 

 

El mismo encontro que pacientes con bajos niveles de Vitamina D presentaban mas probelmas de balance que aquellos  con niveles normales. 

 

Es importante entonces seguir este tipo de informacion y asegurarnos que pacientes se suplan debidamente de esta vitamina. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi do u speak English?

 

I haven't been diagnosed with PD but have a feeling of unsteadiness and twitches on my body.. I did have low vitamin d.. Can that be causing my problems?... I've been taking the vitamin d but for the most part symptoms continue.. How long will vitamin d take to work?

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Tge article I discussed addresses the issue of balance in PD. However, you mention that you have some twitches, and that raises a concern for a neuromuscular probelm or something afecting the neuromuscular junction. The possibilities go from simple vitamin/mineral deficiencies to conditions like cortocobasal degeneration, ALS, etc. 

 

I truly can't give more information in this forum as a full evaluation is needed, but I suggest you see a neurologist locally to evaluate your symptoms. 

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Thanks for the reply.. I'm seeing a nerologist and doctor.. They both don't know what's causing the twitches.. I've had a MRI and every other test.. All labs normal except the vitamin d... I have no true weakness or atrophy so I don't think it's ALS.. Reason I'm concerned that it's pd is because my twitches only happen at rest...

 

Does this sound like pd to u?

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Not neccesarily, but I suggest you see a second opinion. Sometimes these diagnoses can be very difficult. I suggest finding the closest academic center and be evaluated. 

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Academic center like a college?

 

I live in a small city with a university.

 

Do Academic centers take insurance, like medi-cal?

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Yes, usually academic centers take Medicare. 

The local College or health science center might have a neurologist that can peform further assessments. 

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I agree, they are working on building their program at this point but I might think they already have a neurologist. The second option is San Francisco, the Parkinson center.  

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Munchas gracias... I speak and can read Spanish.. Have trouble writing and explaining myself in Spanish.. I'm Mexican by the way... Thanks again, I'll keep u updated.

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