Dr. K. Asokan is a top Neurologist in Coimbatore with over 32+ years of experience, he is the head of the Department of Neurology in Sri Ramakrishna Hospital and is a specialist in stroke therapy.
Parkinson's disease affects people of all ages and is a movement disorder. It
happens when nerve cells in the brain don't produce enough dopamine, a
neurotransmitter in the brain. Although it may be genetic, the majority of cases do
not appear to run in families. Environmental chemical exposure could have an effect.
They usually begin with a tremor in one hand and a feeling of stiffness throughout
the body. Other symptoms emerge over time, and some people develop dementia.
Parkinson's disease is currently diagnosed chiefly based on the symptoms listed above. Blood or X-ray cannot be used to confirm the diagnosis. However, non-invasive diagnostic imaging, such as positron emission tomography (PET), can help a Parkinson's specialist confirm a diagnosis. It is possible to diagnose a variety of conditions in a variety of methods, such as:
It may tend to take a long time to identify Parkinson's disease. The best Parkinson's doctors may recommend regular follow-up meetings with neurologists skilled in movement disorders to assess your condition and symptoms over time and diagnose Parkinson's disease.
Although Parkinson's disease cannot be cured, medications can help patients manage their symptoms. In certain more advanced cases, surgery may be necessary.
Your doctor may also advise you to make lifestyle changes, such as increasing your aerobic activity. In some cases, a physical treatment that focuses on balance and flexibility might be effective. A speech-language pathologist could help you with your speech problems.
Medications can help with concerns like walking, mobility, and tremor management. These medications either increase dopamine levels or function as a dopamine substitute.
Dopamine levels in Parkinson's disease sufferers' brains are low. On the other hand, dopamine cannot be administered directly since it cannot enter the brain.
You may notice a significant improvement in your symptoms after starting Parkinson's disease treatment. On the other hand, drug advantages typically decline or become less reliable with time. Generally, you can keep your symptoms under control. Consulting the best movement disorder specialist at the right time helps in preventing the symptoms from further spreading.
Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, may be helpful for persons with Parkinson's disease who do not respond well to treatments. DBS is a medical procedure that involves surgically implanting electrodes in a part of the brain and connecting them to a small electrical device implanted in the chest. With the device and electrodes, many of the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be eased. Tremors, slowness of movement, and rigidity are among the symptoms that might be experienced.
Patients with advanced Parkinson's disease or those who do not respond to therapy may benefit from this procedure. Pallidotomy is accomplished by inserting a wire probe into the globus pallidus, a tiny part of the brain that controls movement and measures roughly a quarter-inch in diameter. The loss of dopamine causes this region to become hyperactive in people with Parkinson's, according to most Parkinson's doctors. The application of lesions to the globus pallidus can aid in the restoration of the balance required for proper movement.
Treatment goals vary depending on the individual, but in most situations, Parkinson's disease treatment aims to:
We consulted the experts at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital as my father-in-law's health was affected. The doctor suggested a few tests and informed us that he is affected by Parkinson's disease. The treatment was started immediately, and luckily he was taken at the right time. His condition began to improve along with the treatment, and he is doing great. Thank you, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, for the treatment.
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Our Department of Neurology has treated over 10,000+ patients with parkinson’s treatment over the last 48 years. Our team of highly experienced neurologists will ensure you receive the best parkinson’s treatment in Coimbatore.
Our team of highly experienced Neurologists have immense experience in providing the best
parkinson’s disease treatment in Coimbatore.