Parkinson’s is a chronic progressive movement disorder that is caused by pathological processes in the brain. As for the progressive brain damage, it’s caused by dopamine deficiency.
It’s a substance that transmits information between two nerve cells. It’s produced in cerebral subcortex -substantia nigra. In Parkison’s disease, cells producing dopamine are the ones damaged. Subsequently, deficiency of this substance causes disorder of neural connections and symptoms such as:
- Upper extremities tremor;
- Slowed movement;
- Difficulty walking;
- Impairment of facial expression;
- Monotone speech.
Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease is based on medical history and results of neurological examination, no instrumental examination is able to directly diagnose the disease. Albeit, for example, DAT (Dopamine Transporter Imaging) scanning determines the level of dopamine in the brain. This test is run when disease develops at an early age or symptom complex is scarce and it’s impossible to reach diagnosis based on physical findings. Albeit, mentioned test isn’t established in Georgia.
Currently, it’s established in few counties around the world and soon in our clinic, it’ll be feasible to treat Parkinson’s with surgical method comprising implementation of special electrostimulator as a result of which, patient recovers normal motor activities.
As for the treatment program, it’s individual based on each patient. Rationally chosen course of treatment will reach the desired results over time, the main treatment options are the drugs that affect nerve mediators.
If you suspect Parkinson’s see a doctor to prevent deterioration of health.
We advise you see neurologist at our clinic, where you will receive a respective treatment based on medical history and objective assessment of medical data.
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