1. Gerald Boles Gerald Boles United States says:

    I would like to relate to you my personal experience. I am 90 years old and was diagnosed with PD 7 years ago. I exercise ever day with 8 lb. weights (about 500 repetitions from a reclining position in my recliner). I walk a half mile almost every day. I remain very active with activities to maintain my brain functions. I am able to carry out all the activities to maintain my household (I live alone) including cooking, household chores, working in yard (also landscaping) and have recently started studying oil painting. I also go dancing occasionally, but have limited time with friends as they have died. My only symptoms of PD seems to be a small balance problem and in a very stressful situation will have some trembling(only for a short period of time), but I feel that with my present medication(Carbidopa 10/levodopa 100 mg twice a day) has allowed me to successful deal with the PD.

    The question I have is the experience I had with statins were that my muscles' were being destroyed and the benefits of exercising were being negated and since exercising is touted one of the best treatment for PD, especially for brain functions, how could statins possibly be a treatment recommended for PD in older patients.

    Does not statins also destroy muscles in the brain, or am I missing something? I ask only to raise the question of benefit vs side effect.

    Hope this is informative in some way.

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