Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that seriously affects our movement. In parkinson’s the symptom gradually surfaces, sometimes it is barely a noticeable tremor in just a hand. Though tremors are common, this disorder however, commonly brings about slow movements and stiffness.
In the primary stages of the disease, your face could show a little or almost no expression. You may observe your arms not swinging while you are walking. You may experience soft and slurred speech, but the conditions will get worse with time.
There are though no cure for this condition, with proper and regular medication the condition may be kept under control. Neurosurgeons occasionally suggest surgical procedures of the brain to regulate certain regions in the brain and improve the existing symptoms.
The signs and symptoms of parkinson’s are different for every individual. Though early signs may not show any of the symptoms of the condition, symptoms may surface gradually with the body getting worse on one side and then gradually affecting both sides.
The symptoms of this disease may include, tremors or shaking, most of the time starting from the limb and moving up to the limbs and fingers. You may find yourself rubbing your thumb and forefinger backwards and forwards. This is called pill-rolling tremor. You could also feel your hands tremble as it is on rest.
Also, gradually, you may slow down finding it difficult to do simple tasks. You may find taking shorter steps as you walk also find it difficult to get out of your chair. You could find yourself dragging your feet as you try walking.
You may experience rigid muscles around any part of your body. The muscle that has stiffened could be painful and make your motion in the area limited. Your posture may also become stooped, or you may experience balancing hazards. You could experience decreased ability in performing activities like smiling, blinking, or swinging the arms while walking. You could tend to slur, speak softly, quickly, or hesitate in talking. You could also find it hard to write, and your handwriting could gradually appear small.
In this condition, some of the neurons of our brain break down slowly or even die. Many symptoms could be due to losing of neurons that produce a sort of brain chemical messenger called dopamine. In an instance when the levels of dopamine decrease, it brings about certain abnormal activities in the brain, which leads to rather damaged movement plus other symptoms.
The actual cause behind Parkinson’s isn’t known, because many factors seem to play a role. These include genes and environmental factors. Researchers have identified certain specific mutations in genes causing the condition. However, these factors are uncommon barring some rare cases where many of the family members are affected by the condition. However, some of the gene variations may increase the risk of catching Parkinson’s for each of the genetic factors. Exposure towards some toxins or even some environmental factors could increase the chance of this condition. However, the risk is comparatively small.
As the physicians understand that this disease is a rather tender condition, where the patient often gets additional problems, which are treatable, yet these conditions should not be allowed to surface on a patient along with the primary condition of the disease. These conditions may be difficulty in thinking, which generally occurs in the later stage of the condition. The patient could also experience emotional changes and depression, receiving treatment for which may make it easier for the patient to handle different other challenges in Parkinson’s.
The team at Cura ensures that along with the treatment and cure provided to the patient, the mental and emotional balance of the patient is also taken care of. Hence, an overall treatment procedure is ensured for every individual.
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