1. What is Parkinson’s Disease (PD)?
Parkinson’s a disease of brain and nervous system.
It is slowly progressive.
It usually affects people >50 years age; sometimes it affects younger people even in their 30s/ 40s.
2. What are the commonest signs and symptoms of PD?
- Tremor or shaking – mostly in hands, sometimes in the neck. Looks like you are rolling a pill between your thumb and fingers.
- Stiffness or rigidity – feel tightness in your muscle, body. Hesitation in moving.
- Slowness of movement – very common. You walk with short steps, may feel hesitancy in starting movement or turning a corner.
- Loss of balance – again very common.
- Difficulty in handwriting
3. What other problems are associated with Parkinson’s disease?
- Loss of facial expression
- Difficulty in blinking
- Associated issues of memory problems, mood fluctuations.
4. What treatment options are available?
A lot of interventions are extremely helpful in keeping patient active and independent for a long time.
Exercise and physical therapy are extremely helpful. Research shows that active exercise actually helps in making your brain more active and potentially help with forming new brain cells or connections that will improve your symptoms.
Start your exercise and physical activity program EARLY. A well-designed program of specific targeted exercises will help you delay the disease progression.
Special focus on attention should be on improving balance and coordination.
Medications such as Dopamine and its variants will help treat the symptoms. Your physician will prescribe these medications based on the type of symptoms you have.
For selective patients, non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS) is an effective therapy offered at advanced clinics.
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