Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Parkinson's Disease Doctor in Dallas, Tx

Advanced adult & pediatric Parkinson's treatment

Parkinson’s disease is mainly categorized as a movement disorder that in most cases develops after the age of 55, though it isn’t uncommon to surface in a person’s 30s and 40s. Whether you have muscle rigidity, tremors, or some other symptoms, it is best to start by visiting a professional. A professional who specializes in Parkinson’s disease should be able to develop a customized treatment plan to mitigate the symptoms associated with the condition. 

Defining Parkinson's Disease

A person will develop Parkinson’s disease when the nerves responsible for controlling movement start to degenerate, and there is an inability for the brain to produce enough dopamine. When 80% or more of these dopamine-producing centers are dead, they lead to Parkinsonian symptoms. 

Parkinson’s disease happens to be a chronic and progressive disorder. That said, the rate of progression and overall severity of symptoms would vary significantly from one person to the next. 

Common Symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Most people will not develop all four primary symptoms and have the same severity. Tremors can be a major issue; you might also have minor tremors or other symptoms that could have more significant challenges. 

There are four primary symptoms of Parkinson’s disease: 

  • Tremor when at rest – Usually, this is involuntary shaking, which may improve with deliberate movement 
  • Rigidity – Often identified as stiffness caused by the often-involuntary increase in the patient’s muscle tone
  • Postural instability- It is usually identified as impaired balance. 
  • Bradykinesia – Decreased blinking, slow movement, expressionless face, and limited dexterity

Patients may experience symptoms like: 

  • Inability to move or freezing of the body 
  • Dragging one foot behind or a shuffling gait 
  • Insomnia 
  • Small and yet cramped handwriting 
  • Depression 
  • Cognitive impairment 
  • Tremors while speaking

Bradykinesia may lead to a gradual loss of various types of spontaneous movement. Patients will stop swinging their arms as they walk and may even have difficulty performing simple tasks like buttoning a shirt. 

How to Treat Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease focuses on helping relieve your symptoms. Numerous medications are available which are used to restore the balance between various chemicals of the brain. Levodopa is hailed as the gold standard and works by effectively converting into dopamine. Other medications used in combination with Levodopa allow more of the medication to be delivered to the brian in the form of dopamine, by protecting Levodopa from the enzymatic breakdown. 

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