Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's is a kind of nervous system disease which makes trouble to control motor movements. Parkinson’s occurs when dopamine sytem is damaged. Dopamine is a kind of chemical produced by our body and it helps us to control our movements.

How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed? 

Between the age of 50 and 60 is an avarega age of having the Parkinson’s symptoms and if you have ever experiences these symptoms, you are advised to see a doctor. The doctor will perform a detailed physical examination and evaluate your neurological skills. Also some imagining tests may obtain.

What are the treatment options for Parkinson's disease? 

Generally the treatment starts with medications to slow the progression of the disease. But in some cases poor medication response and some side effects may occur. One of the other important treatment option is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery. In some cases patient can receive benefit from deep brain stimulation surgery. Due to the medical condition, DBS can be advised. Deep brain stimulation is a  procedure that can reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s such as tremor, rigidity and helps to control movement. A medical device named brain pacemaker is implemented during the surgery and with this medical techonology patients will have to chance to return to normal daily activites. After the surgery DBS programming takes about 2-3 weeks and after that period mostly the symptoms will lessen and patients will start to receive improvement.


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