Parkinson’s Disease

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WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the dopaminergic neurons in the brain, which is essentially responsible for dopamine production. Dopamine is the chemical for carrying messages to nerve cells and control the muscles around the brain.


SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

CHIEF SYMPTOMS

* Tremors

* Limb stiffness

* Slowness

* Improper gait and balance

SECONDARY SYMPTOMS

* Anxiety

* Depression

* Dementia

* Cognitive Impairment

* Sleep behavior disorder

* Loss of sense of smell


CAUSES FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

The cause of Parkinson’s disease due to the genetic, environmental factors and hereditary to the patient.


5 STAGES OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

* The first stage of Parkinson’s disease is identified by mild symptoms that do not affect the person’s life

* In the second stage - making day activities is difficult and take more time to complete task.

* Stage 3 (mid stage) - severe difficulties in daily activities like dressing, eating, brushing etc. Individuals also lose balance themselves.

* At stage 4(very severe) - the patient requires assistance in daily activities

* Stage 5 (advanced stage) - completely helpless needs complete monitoring for living.


DIAGNOSIS FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

A well trained neurologist to diagnose imaging tests like MRI, ultrasound of the brain, SPECT, PET scans..


AVERAGE AGE OF PARKINSON’S PATIENTS

Average of Parkinson’s people over 60 years of age, some exceptions at the age of 40 and even younger.


WHAT IS PARKINSONISM?

Parkinsonism is condition for movement of abnormalities and slow down of daily activities and results loss of dopamine does not stimulate nerve cells


TYPES OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND PARKINSONISM

* Corticobasal Degeneration

* Dementia

* Drug induced parkinsonism

* tremor

* Atrophy

* Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

* Vascular (Arteriosclerotic) parkinsonism


PARKINSON’S DISEASE TREATMENT

Medication : The medications alone can’t cure the patient a lot of control on the symptoms as much relief.

Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s disease : Parkinson’s patients is to identify the issues of mobilize the joints, flexibile to tight muscles, posture and balance by physiotheraphy.

Surgery : when the patient has reached fifth advanced stage of the disease and has unmanageable motor symptoms is surgery advised otherwise no need surgery.

3 types for Parkinson’s Surgery namely;

* Pallidotomy – the globus pallidus that destroys the brain make the patient discomfort of movement and symptoms like tremors and imbalance.

* Thalomotomy – The tremors and a part of the thalamus (part of the brain) is destroyed.and get relief to patient.

* Deep Brain Stimulation – when there is no other therapy and medications are there at that time doctors implant electrodes in selected areas of the brain, to control the impulses that cause Parkinson’s and another device is inserted in your chest to control the impulses emitted from the electrodes


HOW CAN WE HELP?

Patient affected with Parkinson’s require physiotherapy to maintain the strengthening physical capability of daily activities. A well trained physiotherapist mainly focuses on education and self-management.


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