Parkinson's Disease - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

I'm Dr. Melinda Burnett, and I'm a neurologist here at CHI Health. I am a specialist in movement disorders.

What that means is that a lot of the patients I see, have Parkinson's disease which is a fairly common disease. About one out of a hundred of us will get it in our lifetime, and that frequency increases as we get older.

Parkinson's disease is still a big mystery as to why people get it. We haven't really figured out any clear cause other than some people who are exposed to pesticides, herbicides or well water when they're younger are at a slightly higher risk of getting Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease is something that shows up in different ways for different people. It is common for people to get tremors, or shaking in their hands, even when they're relaxed. Some people also get stiffness and their walking changes. They may stoop over or shuffle when they walk. There can be other causes of that which is why it's good to see a movement disorder doctor or neurologist to be diagnosed. Once diagnosed, the good news is that we have many treatments that can help with the symptoms.

The most commonly used medication is something called sinemet, or carbidopa-levodopa which are medications that can help stop the tremors and stiffness. If the disease progresses we have fancier treatments like brain surgery. It's a very treatable condition and it helps to have someone knowledgeable about the medicines and the diagnosis to guide people along. If you or your loved one has any similar symptoms please do go to the neurologist and get answers so we can get you feeling better.

23 komento:

Jerome Cian Matthew
Jerome Cian Matthew:
I have a Parkinson's Disease in eight years. Still hoping for the cure. Thank you!
Dave Wilson
Dave Wilson:
In regards to the tremors, would anyone know if they're completely involuntary, or are they a response to something? Are the people even aware tremor is happening? I'm curious because I've occasionally had an issue where my joints in my arms had a weird sensation that felt like I could only relieve it by allowing my arms to twitch. Normally it's only lasted maybe 10 or 15 minutes at most, but today it's been going for hours.
tech geek
tech geek:
What to do if a parkinsons person is unable to swallow food
Ankita kaur
Ankita kaur:
I Had to this Parkinson's Disease in eight years. But I rid this disease with Ayurveda I consulted Dr. Vikram Chuhan and he Suggested me Parkinsonism Care Pack Now I am Totally Fine
Tazmen Roe
Tazmen Roe:
the endocannabinoid system isnt taught in school, look elsewhere to find causes for parkinsons
What about periodic lack of oxygen, like sleep apnea? Supposedly during the time the brain reorganizes it self i.e. sleep. Would synapses grow differently? I assume they would have to adjust to function if 8 or so hours of your pulse ox is 70 or less, there would be some accommodation for that. Seriously, that's a question. I think I'm in the early stages :(
akhand pratap singh Yadav
akhand pratap singh Yadav:
Thanks mam my father have been suffering from Parkinson's disease since December 2013 ,please give some information
I hope there will be a cure for this disease soon (as well as many crippling diseases out there)
kevin mcshane
kevin mcshane:
they also don't have a way to test for it either
abulu omohan
abulu omohan:
Thanks to Dr osaba for curing my Parkinson disease, I use his herbal medicine, after 2weeks I got tested and my doctor told me I'm totally cure from Parkinson disease, thank you Dr osaba
Daicy & Mia luv Luv
Daicy & Mia luv Luv:
Thanks for that informative information..
Jessica Lawrence
Jessica Lawrence:
I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a year ago at the age of 68. For several months I had noticed tremors in my right hand and the shaking of my right foot when I was sitting. My normally beautiful cursive writing was now small cramped printing. And I tended to lose my balance. Neurologist had me walk down the hall and said I didn’t swing my right arm. I had never noticed! I was in denial for a while as there is no history in my family of parents and five older siblings, but now accept I had classic symptoms. I was taking pramipexole (Sifrol), carbidopa/levodopa and Biperiden, 2 mg. and started physical therapy to strengthen muscles. nothing was really working to help my condition.I went off the Siferol (with the doctor’s knowledge) and started on parkinson’s herbal formula i ordered from ISTANBUL HERBAL CENTRE, my symptoms totally declined over a 5 weeks use of the Parkinsons disease ISTANBUL HERBAL FORMULA. i am now almost 70 and doing very well, the disease is totally reversed!! Visit there facebook page:
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Madam, I get pain when I touch my head and bend my head. Do I tend to have PD? I am a Vegetarian person
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আলো আসবেই
আলো আসবেই:
My father attracted parkinsen diseas what I do
Julien Barbier
Julien Barbier:
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Is brain operation recomended for 76 old man? He has problems with balance, hearing, shaking hands, different pain in body parts witch do not appear at the same time and it is changing. He had an accident and then he lost one eye. He also has a memory problems. I would like to know what we can expect.
susan thomson
susan thomson:
My husband was diagnosed of Parkinsons disease 2 years ago, when he was 49. He had a stooped posture, tremors, right arm does not move and also a pulsating feeling in his body. He was placed on Senemet for 8 months and then Siferol was introduced and replaced the Senemet, during this time span he was also diagnosed with dementia. He started having hallucinations, lost touch with reality. Suspecting it was the medication I took him off the Siferol (with the doctor’s knowledge) and started him on PD natural herbal formula we ordered from AKANNI HERBAL CENTRE, his symptoms totally declined over a 3 weeks use of the AKANNI HERBAL Parkinsons disease natural herbal formula. He is now almost 51 and doing very well, the disease is totally reversed!  (Visit www. akanniherbalcentre .com)
Angela Mayson
Angela Mayson:
How do you know it’s not caused from benzodiazepine withdrawal? Especially, when there isn’t a test for Parkinson’s.
Sara Gomez
Sara Gomez:
I have been suffering from Parkinson disease for 4 years now at 51 years of age till i used Perfect Herbalife. I used to have sleepless nights, tremors, weakness, slow movement etc. I was placed on Sinemet for 7 months and then Sifrol and Rotigotine was introduced which replaced the Sinemet but I had to stop due to side effects. Last year, I started on Parkinson's disease herbal treatment from Dr Ovie, this natural herbal treatment totally reversed my Parkinsons disease. The treatment worked incredibly for my Parkinsons disease, i have a total decline in symptoms including tremors, stiffness, slow movement and others. text/call: +2349056393169 Email: [email protected]
Two of my uncles have parkinsons. I'm really sad seeing them get worse. Somewhat selfishly I hope I haven't inherited it through my mum.
Deepak bhatia
Deepak bhatia:
From last sunday i got vibration from my foot to back and back to head is it parkinson disease?