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Intentional Weight Loss And PD

Intentional Weight Loss And PD

Hello Everyone,
Just curious - What effect did (intentional) weight loss have on your body, when dealing with Parkinson's? How much did you lose and did it reduce your rigidity and difficulty in moving? Your comments on this topic are greatly appreciated!

posted September 10
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I lost about 50 pounds over the past year but I needed to went from 230 to 180 I started rocksteady boxing and exercising in March and gained 25 pounds of muscle

posted September 10
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

When I started my PD meds, I lost about 20-30 pounds. I did not see any reduction in my rigidity, but my movement has decreased. For instance, I had to take our flatscreen tv off the wall for service and noticed how much my shoulder strength had diminished. It took about an hour to stop throbbing.

posted September 10
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Carmela LaTorre said my beloved lost weight let me tell u! It was from not swallowing and no other reason! He lost 34 pounds! Well what a mess he got weak depressed and most of all started to fall asleep a lot! Now I got smart and listened to some folks on this site! The Thickner was not helping! For us that is! So I did the Honey bravo it worked after to gastroenterologist failed and endoscopy was useless! And it tastes good! Now I also read that some meds take ur appetite away! I hope this helped a bit! It’s so sad to see ur spouse regurgitate his food! God bless and sending u love from Arizona Carmela LaTorre!

posted September 12

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