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will a sudden drop in BP make a person shuffle

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will a sudden drop in BP make a person shuffle
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

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Customer:

my name is Joy

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Hi Joy

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Customer:

Hello Dr

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I am very concerned about this myself

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Shuffling gait is a sign of parkinson's disease

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does he have a hand tremor?

Customer:

Can you advise

Dr. Phil, MD :

does he have a hand tremor?

Customer:

No

Dr. Phil, MD :

Okay good

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any family history of parkinsons?

Customer:

It was worse today playing golf he felt he was going to fall

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay any family history of parkinsons?

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?

Customer:

no history

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good

Dr. Phil, MD :

It doesn't seem like parkinson's is a big concern but there is another condition called NPH

Dr. Phil, MD :

normal pressure hydrocephalus

Dr. Phil, MD :

this also causes shuffling gait

Dr. Phil, MD :

He needs an MRI or CAT scan of the brain as soon as you can get it

Customer:

ok so what is the best way to go about this Dr

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would see the GP

Dr. Phil, MD :

tell about the shuffling gait

Dr. Phil, MD :

If he is unable to work it up ask for a referral to a neurologist

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Ok you have answered my question thanks

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No we will sort this out straight away ,thank you very much

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you're welcome

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