Parkinson

 

  Post DBS video of advanced parkinson patient "Dr. Girish"

 

Parkinson Disease

 

Parkinson Disease is an Idiopathic, Chronic, Progressive, Degenerative disorder affecting the elderly people. However it is also seen in young people. Parkinson Disease occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in substantia nigra that produces dopamine chemical die or become impaired. When approx. 80% of these nerve cells(dopamine producing cells) are damaged, the symptoms of Parkinson disease appear.

 

 

Parkinson Disease Symptoms

 

Symptoms of parkinson disease are :

  • Tremor of the hands, arms, legs;
  • Rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk;
  • Bradykinesia or slowness of movement,
  • Postural instability or impaired balance and freezing.
  • Disease slowly progress over years.

 

Levadopa is a medicine which improves all the above symtoms but later on it causes abnormal movement called dyskinesia.

 

 

Parkinson Disease Surgery

 

Early stage of Parkinson Disease is treated by medicines.Surgery is indicated when disease has progressed and patient has developed side effects of medications.

 

With the help of Stereotactic Neurology Parkinson Disease e patients can be effectively treated. There are two types of stereotactic procedures available to treat these patients worldwide.