Movement Disorders

Types of Movement Disorders

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

 

 

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that causes shaking, muscular stiffness, and tremors, making it difficult to carry out regular daily duties and maintain posture, balance, and coordination. The illness may also impair the patient’s capacity to communicate.

Although the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease is much lower in India, the problem should not be underestimated.  The symptoms may be readily controlled with the proper care and treatment.  If you suffer from Parkinson’s disease and need immediate treatment Call our expert Dr. Amit Shah on 9819561456.

    Symptoms

    During the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, the patient may not have any noticeable symptoms, just little tremors that go undetected. Symptoms often begin in one section of the body and spread across the body over time.

    The following are some of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease:

      • Mild tremors that generally begin in the limbs and worsen over time
      • Bradykinesia, or slow movement, makes it difficult to execute activities.
      • Muscle stiffness that limits the range of motion
      • Abnormalities in balance and posture are visible.
      • Involuntary actions such as blinking and smiling are lost.
      • Inability to communicate fluently
      • Handwriting change

    What causes Parkinson’s Disease to develop?

    Parkinson’s disease is caused by the breakdown of neurons, or nerve cells, in the brain. The death of these neurons causes a decrease in dopamine levels, which is thought to be the primary cause of Parkinson’s disease.

    Factors that make you more susceptible to Parkinson’s Disease

    The following factors are likely to enhance your susceptibility to Parkinson’s Disease:

      • Genes
      • Environmental considerations
      • Lewy bodies and Alpha-synuclein found within them

    Diagnosis

    • Physical examination to ascertain the degree of the problem’s progression
    • To confirm the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, a SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) scan or a DaTscan (dopamine transporter scan) should be performed.
    • Imaging procedures such as MRI and CT scans are used to rule out the presence of other illnesses that might be causing the symptoms.
    • Regular health checks are required for accurate neurological evaluation.

    Treatment

    • Comprehensive variety of pharmacological and surgical solutions for Parkinson’s disease care, with the goal of increasing the patient’s quality of life. Medication and surgical procedures are examples of this.
    • The medications assist to alleviate symptoms and raise dopamine levels to a healthy level. Carbidopa-levodopa, dopamine agonists, MAO B inhibitors, anticholinergics, and amantadine are used.
    • Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, is one kind of surgical intervention. This procedure involves implanting particular electrodes in certain areas of the brain, which are linked to a small impulse generator inserted under the skin in your chest through a thin line. The device aids in the generation of impulses that are transmitted to the brain in order to manage the symptoms. It is often prescribed for people with advanced Parkinson’s disease.

    For more information & consultation on Parkinson’s Disease, Call our expert Dr. Amit Shah – Consultant Neurologist in Mumbai on 9819561456 or Book an Appointment