This chronic degenerative nerve disease affects up to one percent of all 60-year-olds. A number that grows steadily with age. However, while Parkinson's is still incurable, the associated symptoms can be treated well with medication. Provided the disease is diagnosed early .
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Popularly known only as "Parkinson's disease", the term refers to a variety of different clinical pictures. Medicine therefore knows the nerve disease as Parkinson's syndrome or symptom complex .
What all forms have in common is their origin, which lies in an as yet medically unexplained death of nerve cells in the brain. This is followed by a series of neuronal disorders. Motor inhibitions, such as muscle tremors, are the most common.
The best-known subtype of Parkinson's disease is idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Other common manifestations are:
For a diagnosis of Parkinson's syndrome, the following four neuronal symptoms must be present at the same time. These are:
The trigger for all manifestations of the Parkinson's symptom complex is the death of nerve tissue in the substantia nigra. This area of the brain is closely connected to physical motor activity. If nerve cells die here, there is therefore an inhibition of the locomotor system. The anomaly also leads to a lack of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which intensifies the motor problems. A simultaneous imbalance of other neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and serotonin also results in other symptoms that go beyond motoric limitations (such as dementia).
The typical symptoms of Parkinson's disease are divided into motor symptoms and additional symptoms. The former include:
Additional complaints are:
At Avi Medical, comprehensive therapy for Parkinson's syndrome begins with early diagnosis. Medical measures on which this is based are:
The diagnosis is followed by drug treatment. This includes preparations which:
Accompanying the long-term intake of the preparations, regular laboratory checks are carried out to exclude the development of possible side effects at an early stage .
Drug treatment is also supported by the following measures :