Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, which occurs due to the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Smooth and harmonised muscle movements of the body are possible by an element called Dopamine. Dopamine is produced in a part of the brain called substantia nigra. In Parkinson’s disease, the cells of the substantia nigra start to die and when this happens, dopamine levels are reduced. Due to this there is a problem with movement.
SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
- Rigid muscles
- Difficulty swallowing and excessive salivation
- Slow movements
- Walking and balance problems
DIAGNOSIS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
An expert neurologist will be able to make correct diagnosis. Early diagnosis is based on medical history, a neurological exam, and the symptoms present. There’s no one test for Parkinson’s disease. Multiple tests can be done based on your symptoms and health history, but it could take some time to figure it out. The doctor may do a DaT scan, which looks for dopamine in the brain. This can help in a diagnosis.
TREATMENT OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Medications for Parkinson’s can often help with tremors, rigid muscles, and slow movements. It is suggested to go for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, based on how it affects you. In a few cases, you may need surgery.
Parkinson’s disease can have a big impact on your life, but with the right treatment, guidance and help from your doctors, you can still enjoy the things you love. Consult Dr. Rohit Gupta – Best Neurologist in Faridabad to monitor the progression of the disease and to adjust therapies to maintain the highest quality of living.