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Exercise is First-Line Treatment for Your Parkinson's Patients

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Exercise is First-Line Treatment for Your Parkinson's Patients

Guest: Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. (@DrEdSportsMed) Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar) Daily exercise has so many health and emotional benefits – it can help decrease your blood pressure, promote…
August 24, 2021

Exercise is First-Line Treatment for Your Parkinson's Patients

Guest: Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. (@DrEdSportsMed)

Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar)

Daily exercise has so many health and emotional benefits – it can help decrease your blood pressure, promote cardiovascular wellbeing, alleviate stress, and assist with weight loss and blood sugar control. Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects the central nervous system, and in particular the brain, that can lead to shakiness, poor balance, and frequent falls. Joining us in this episode is Edward Laskowski, M.D., a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester Campus, to discuss why exercise is first-line treatment for your Parkinson’s patients.

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