- A brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination
- Begins gradually and get worse over time
- People may have difficulty walking and talking
- May also have mental and behavioral changes, sleep problems, depression, memory difficulties, and fatigue
- Both men and women can have Parkinson’s disease
- The disease affects about 50 percent more men than women
What causes Parkinson’s disease?
- Occurs when nerve cells, or neurons, in an area of the brain that controls movement become impaired and/or die
- When the neurons die or become impaired, they produce less dopamine, which causes movement problems
- Scientists still do not know what causes cells that produce dopamine to die
- Some cases appear to be hereditary, few can be traced to genetic mutations
- Decreased movement of food through the digestive tract
- Sudden drop in blood pressure when a person stands up from a sitting or lying-down position
Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease has four main symptoms:
- Tremor (trembling) in hands, arms, legs, jaw, or head
- Stiffness of the limbs and trunk
- Slowness of movement
- Impaired balance and coordination, sometimes leading to falls
Other symptoms may include depression, emotional changes, difficulty swallowing, chewing and speaking, urinary problems, constipation, skin problems and sleep disruptions.
Diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease
- A number of disorders can cause symptoms similar to those of Parkinson’s
- Parkinson’s-like symptoms in people can sometimes be due to parkinsonism
- Medical test and or drug treatment can identify Parkinson’s
- Exact diagnosis is important to identify correct course of action
- Currently no blood or laboratory tests to diagnose nongenetic cases
- Diagnosis is based on a person’s medical history and a neurological examination
Treatment of Parkinson’s disease
Medicines prescribed for Parkinson’s include:
- Drugs that increase the level of dopamine in the brain
- Drugs that affect other brain chemicals in the body
- Drugs that help control nonmotor symptoms
My father aged 90 has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and currently on 1. Syndopa plus 2. Waklert 50 and 3. Pramipex.
On 2-3 ocassion he became unconscious briefly in the bathroom and also vomitted.
I apprehend this may be some kind of epileptic attack. I understand only EEG can establish the diagnosis.
Do you provide EEG Test at patient’s home through portable EEG machine as it is very difficult to take my father to the hospital or clinic.
Thanks for the query.
Yes, we do provide service for portable EEG.
You may contact us for the same.
At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors. family doctor started me on Health Herbs Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, 2 months into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors.
As the information narrated here in the article is informative for which thanks. It is early diagnose with the symptoms if known to family members. Pl. also indicate which are the Major tests required to diagnose and treatment like- MRI Brain/ CT etc…
The right type of investigation, CT or MRI, depends on the individual patient’s presentation.
Both reports are helpful in selected cases.
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