WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?

It’s a brain disorder that affects a person’s movement. The brain experiences a gradual loss of muscle control.  The symptoms are mild at first and vary from person to person. It may begin with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand. But not everyone suffering from this disorder has a tremor. Gradually this leads to stiffness and even slowing of movement. If left untreated the symptoms worsen over time. In certain cases the patient doesn’t experience any visible symptoms. The symptoms occur slowly over the course of 20 years.

SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON DISEASE

The initial stage of symptoms are often mild and go unnoticed. Parkinson’s disease symptoms vary from person to person. However, there are some common sign and symptoms that include:

  • Tremor: The first sign is often a tremor or shaking that occurs in a limb. The hand may tremor when it’s at rest.
  • Slow movements: It’s observed that Parkinson’s disease may slow your movements with time. The patient experiences difficulty in performing simple daily tasks. For instance, the steps taken are shorter while walking and you may drag the feet when you try to walk.
  • Rigid muscles: The body experiences muscle stiffness. You may experience pain and restriction in the movement due to the stiffness.
  • Poor posture and balance: In many cases, the posture becomes stooped. The disease often disrupts your balance.
  • Loss of automatic movements: The patient lacks the ability to perform the unconscious movements. This may include blinking, smiling or swinging arms when you walk.
  • Speech changes: The changes are felt while speaking too. Your speech may get soft, slur, or quick over time. In certain cases you may hesitate before talking.
  • Writing changes: It gets difficult to write for a person suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Your writing may even appear small.

CAUSES OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

In this condition, some nerve s (neurons) eventually break down and die in the brain. Many of these neurons are responsible to produce a chemical messenger called dopamine in your brain. Many of the symptoms in the body occur due to a decrease in dopamine levels. The exact reasons for this disease are still unknown. But there are several factors that are important. Some of these may include:

  • Genetic factors: There are certain genetic mutations that increase the chances of developing this disease.
  • Environmental factors: Exposure to some toxins often increases the risk of Parkinson disease. However, the risk is relatively low.
  • Presence of Lewy bodies: Lewy bodies are abnormal aggregations of protein. These clump of proteins lead to the development of Parkinson’s disease. Researchers believe that these specific substances often develop Parkinson’s disease.
  • Presence of Alpha-synuclein: It’s a natural and widespread protein that often found with Lewy bodies. The substance is found in a clumped form in Lewy bodies that s can’t break down.

RISK FACTORS OF PARKINSON DISEASE

There are certain risk factors that make a person more prone to develop Parkinson’s’s disease.

  • Age: Adults rarely experience Parkinson’s disease. It usually begins in the later years of life. The risk increases as the person reach the age group of 60 or more.
  • Heredity: Your genes play a vital role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. However, the risk is still small unless there are many cases of Parkinson’s disease in your family.
  • Sex: Men have a higher chance to develop Parkinson’s disease than women.

TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Your body’s s are used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Medical science has revealed the potential of these -based therapies. In this disorder, certain neurons responsible for producing dopamine in your brain are broken down. Today scientists have revealed how these s can be used in the treatment of this disease. The research revealed that it has the potential to become functional dopamine neurons.

We use a specific SVF deployment protocol that works to explore the potential of body’s own s. Our medical professionals use these s to offer a very targeted treatment approach. The treatment of Parkinson’s disease is currently limited to reintroducing dopamine into the central nervous sy in humans. The -based therapies have proven successful by initiating repair. We offer in-person and video consultation as per the client’s location and schedule.

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