Parkinson’s disease is a gradually progressive neurodegenerative disorder manifested by the loss of dopamine producing neurons in the nigro-striatal region of the brain. Dopamine is a chemical messenger of the brain, and the lack of this neurotransmitter manifests in the form of deficits in the motor functions in the patient’s body. The severely incapacitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, loss of muscle coordination, frequent falls, freezing of gait and many more.
Parkinson disease is a chronically progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system which is gradual in onset and is characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the nigrostriatal region of the brain. Dopamine is a chemical messenger or neurotransmitter which is responsible for carrying the signals from one part of the brain to another and usually controls the muscular movement and coordination. The deficiency of dopamine leads to the symptoms of movement disorder, like tremors, rigidity, stiffness, slowing of the movements, frequent falls and freezing of the gait which continues and worsens over time. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is purely clinical and is based on the neurological examination. There is no specific line of management for this neurodegenerative disease. In addition to the medicinal therapeutic agents, various alternative approaches have been employed [… Read More]
The chronic progressive neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease occurs due to the damage to the dopaminergic neurones in the nigro-striatal region of the brain. Dopaminergic neurons are responsible for the production of neurotransmitter Dopamine, which is predominantly involved in the muscular control and coordination of the body, deficiency of which results in the manifestation of various movement disorder symptoms like tremors, rigidity, stiffness, slowing of movements, frequent falls and freezing of gait. Various therapeutic medications, surgical treatments, homeopathy, stem cell culture, gene therapy, mind energy and body energy techniques have been employed in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. However, there is no specific line of management of the disease, the best possible outcome arises from the synergistic effect of various combinations of the above mentioned techniques, which are advised on the case individual basis. One such technique [… Read More]
Parkinson’s disease the chronic neurodegenerative disorder with progressive is caused due to the deficiency of chemical neurotransmitter dopamine. This dopamine deficiency is the result of insult or injury to the nigrostriatal region of the brain. People with Parkinson’s experience a myriad of premotor and motor symptoms including tremors, stiffness, rigidity, slowness of movements, frequent falls and freezing of gait Due to the absence of any specific disease modifying cure, the mainstay of the therapeutic treatment against Parkinson’s disease lies in the dopamine replacement. Parkinson’s patients may also seek relief from their symptoms using various types of complementary medicines. Scientists all over the world have done various researches which have lead to the evolution of our understanding towards the Parkinson’s disease in terms of both diagnosis as well as treatment. These therapies support or complement the [… Read More]
Parkinson’s disease is a long term disease where the patient needs to take medicines on a regular basis for relief of the symptoms> It is important for both the Parkinson’s patient and care givers to realize that these medicines might have various types of interactions with other drugs. Some of these drug interactions can be quite severe, therefore additional medicines should be taken only after consulting a doctor.
Classifying different stages of Parkinson’s disease is essential for monitoring the progression of the condition as well as identifying any headway made with certain treatment options. There are generally five stages of Parkinson’s disease and due to the slow progression of Parkinson’s, it may be difficult at times to clearly categorize individual cases into specific stages. The intensity of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may vary, sometimes even on a daily basis, and certain cases may even skip some of the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Stage 1 of Parkinson’s Disease (Mild) Symptoms are mild and may only affect one side. Daily functioning is not impaired although tremors create difficulty. Slightly evident changes in balance, posture, movement and facial expression.