Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder which that affects the movement of the body. In this condition, there is progressive deterioration of motor function. It happens due to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The onset of this disease is gradual and begins with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand.
There is stiffness of joints which leads to a problem in movement. Your condition worsens as Parkinson’s disease progresses over time. It cannot be cured as there are but medications are administered to control the symptoms. Certain areas of the brain are regulated to improve the symptoms. Some of the symptoms associated with this condition are –
The treatment option of Parkinson is done either with the help of medication or surgery.
Medication helps in managing problems with walking, movement, and tremor. People with Parkinson’s disease have low brain dopamine concentrations and these medications help in increase or substitute for dopamine. Some of the medications include Carbidopa-Levodopa, Pramipexole, ropinirole, selegiline, rasagiline etc.
Surgery is done with the help of Deep Brain Stimulation. It delivers controlled electrical signals to precisely targeted areas of the brain. Electrodes are implanted into a specific part of the brain. They are connected to a generator implanted into the chest near your collarbone that sends electrical pulses to the brain and helps in reducing Parkinson’s disease.