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What is Parkinson's?

What is Parkinson's; It is one of the health problems of the motor system that develops due to the losses in the cells of the brain that produce dopamine. Parkinson's is a form of disease that has stages. Its manifestation is manifested by tremors of the jaw, hand, face, legs and arms. As time passes, the symptoms of the disease increase, and speech and walking difficulties are not experienced. The disease gradually causes individuals to become unable to meet their own needs.

How is Parkinson's Disease Diagnosed?

What is Parkinson's; It is a chronic movement disorder. It can occur in individuals aged 40-70 years. The age at which it occurs most often is 60. The disorder, which mostly occurs in the elderly, can also be seen in young individuals, although it is rare. If there are signs of Parkinson's in young people, they should consult a doctor. Although the incidence rate of the disease is 1%, the increase in human lifespan provides an increase in the number of Parkinson's patients. The first slowly progressing symptoms appear as muscle spasms and tremors on the left or right sides of the body. Symptoms of increasing severity envelop the whole body over time. Parkison, which has no definite cause, has a genetic predisposition. It is more common in those with a family history of Parkinson's disease. There are three known causes of the disease. These are chemicals, village life affected by pesticides, and using well water. Neurological examination, blood tests, spinal fluid examination with a needle from the waist and MRI-like methods are used for diagnosis.

What Are the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's triggers various ailments such as depression, fatigue, behavioral disorder, weight loss, pain and sleep disturbances. The standard symptoms of the disease are stiffness, tremors, poor standing and slowed movements. Symptoms seen in stages in the disease;
• Shaking hands, trembling of the lips and chin, involuntary movements of the fingers and twitching of the leg muscles,
• Tremors with Parkinson's symptoms do not occur for any reason. Tremors occur when people are resting.
• As the patient's movements slow down, he suffers pain and has to walk in close/short steps.
• Changes/corruptions occur in speech and writing.

Is There a Parkinson's Treatment?

What is Parkinson's; It is a chronic movement disorder that develops due to the brain. There is a cure. Treatment begins with drugs that are given different doses to each patient. If the disease progresses over time, the amount of medication is increased. If the drug treatment does not give results, the option of surgery is applied. Surgical procedure does not provide full recovery, slowness of movement and body stiffness continue. Only the patient's tremor is minimized. In the last step of the treatment, it is in the form of supportive treatment applied so that patients can continue to take part in social life.

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