Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is progressive loss of muscle control, which leads to trembling of the limbs and head while at rest, stiffness, slowness, and impaired balance.

  • It is caused by a lack of dopamine.
  • The disease is inherited
  • It is more common in elderly age (More than 60 Years)
  • It affects men more than women
  • Head trauma, illness, or exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides and herbicides may be a risk factor
  • Nowadays many young patients as early as in thirties and forties are being diagnosed with it.

The diagnosis

  • At least two of the three major symptoms are present (tremor at rest, muscle rigidity, and slowness).
  • Onset of symptoms started on one side of the body.
  • Symptoms are not due to secondary causes such as medication or strokes in the area controlling movement.
  • Symptoms are significantly improved with levodopa.

Here at Dr.Prabhjeet’s Neuro Centre, many Parkinson’s disease patients are successfully treated every day. Experience of Dr Prabhjeet Singh helps the patients of Parkinson, lead a normal life. A great team of specialized doctors also contribute to help the patients to overcome the difficulties of day to day life due to disease and live a self-dependent life. Many seminars, CME and free camps are conducted to educate the patients.

Some useful tips for Parkison's Disease

  • It is very important to take your medicines regularly as advised.
  • Regular follow-up is very essential as your doctor needs to modify your doses according to your condition.
  • Think positive as negative thinking may progress the disease.
  • Regular exercise is must.
  • Wear anti skid shoes or slippers, preferably with hard sole.
  • Wear clothes with buttons in front. If it is difficult to fasten buttons, use Velcro tape.
  • Use stick while walking, if there is problem in balancing.