Parkinson’s Disease

What’s Parkinson’s and what are the Symptoms of Parkinson?

A progressive disease caused by nervous system disorder, Parkinson’s disease affects the movement of an individual. In most cases the Parkinson’s disease symptoms start gradually and one may notice only a slight tremor in one hand. Some patients also show stiffness or slowing of movement however,
Parkinson’s symptoms are different for everyone. They may include:

  • Tremors
    Usually beginning from a limb, a tremor or shaking may be felt in the body. Even when the body is at rest you may feel a movement.
  • Slowed Body Movements
    With time, your bodily movements may become slower. Parkinson's disease makes doing everyday activities very time consuming and often difficult. Walking, eating, getting up from a chair might require lots of hard work.
  • Rigidity in Muscles
    Any part of your body can experience righty in the muscles, which may cause pain and also limit your movement.
  • Impaired Posture and Balance
    Over time, you might start stooping or also experience a problem in balancing yourself. This Parkinson syndrome is one of the biggest problems faced by patients.
  • Loss of certain reflexes
    Parkinson's disease causes loss of the reflex actions. The agility and swiftness of the body goes away.
  • Changes in speech
    Your speech might miss inflections. Soft and slurry speech is also a common Parkinson’s symptoms.

Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

Even with such advancements in the field in medicine, there is still no cure of Parkinson’s disease. But the management of the disease helps the patients to a great extend in going through their daily activities comfortably. A change in lifestyle is often recommended by the doctors if you have parkinson’s disease symptoms. the following have provided a lot of relief to patients with Parkinson’s disease. 

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Regarded to be the best treatment for Parkinson’s disease, regular medication in Parkinson’s Disease Treatment can show many improvements.

  • Carbidopa-levodopa- Carbidopa-levodopa is considered to be the most effective medicine as it a natural chemical that can pass into the brain and can convert into dopamine.
  • Carbidopa-levodopa infusion- Administered through a feeding tube, Carbidopa-levodopa infusion lets the gel based medicine to be delivered to the small intestine.
  • Anticholinergics- These medicines were extensively used for years together to control the shaking and gave a relief to the patients.
  • Amantadine- For short term relief of the early and mild Parkinson’s symptoms this medicine proved to be very useful.
Though these medicines come with their share of slight side-effects, realising their positive effects on the patients, doctors have been prescribing them.


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