A person with Parkinson’s disease will have abnormal, uncontrolled, involuntary movement and this not only affects their personality but also leads to the loss of self-confidence. Neurological Center of Phyathai 2 Hospital provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for Parkinson's disease by a team of neurological specialists. A neurological evaluation is made to determine the most effective treatment or therapy.
Parkinson's signs and symptoms
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that has an effect on the movement or motor system.The disease does not develop only among the elderly; in fact, people of all age group can be affected by this condition. If you notice any sign and symptoms below, you should consider talking to the doctor. The quicker the treatment, the better the result is.
1.tremor or slight shaking, which usually begins in the hand or arm and is more likely to occur while at rest.
2.slowness of movement, everyday tasks seems more difficult than normal
3.muscle stiffness, which result in painful muscle cramps
4.balance problem, freezing, struggling to take a step, unstable when standing and more likely to have a fall and injure themselves
Other common symptoms include memory problem, depression and anxiety as a result of chemical changes in the brain related to the disease itself.
Many medications are available to treat Parkinson’s symptoms, at Phyathai 2 Hospital; we offer a combination of medications in 5 groups: Carbidopa-levodopa, Dopamine agonists, Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors, MAO-B inhibitors and Anticholinergics. These medications can be prescribed at different dose and at different time based on his or her symptoms, and proper diagnosis and treatment from qualified neurologist will be determined so that:
1) the patient does not receive side effects from the medicines, dose and frequency will be adjusted to suit the individual patient's treatment
2) the patient is capable of maintaining a good quality of life since the beginning of the treatment in accordance with physician’s advice
3) the patient can lead relatively normal lives, and feel less anxious, family stress and anxiety also lessens.
Apart from medications, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is the main type of surgical treatment for Parkinson’s; it involves implanting electrodes into a specific part of the brain. However, it is not for everyone, DBS would be beneficial for patients with advanced Parkinson’s, as well as patients who are no longer response to medications or are not controlled as before.Clearly, this surgical procedure is not a cure. To ensure the long-term effectiveness, a regular exercise is vital for healthy living, improving muscle flexibility, strength and balance.
You may find our specialist here at Neurology Center, Phyathai 2 Hospital
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