Treatment For


Parkinson Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement, causing symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and balance problems. It occurs when nerve cells (neurons) in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra start to deteriorate and die. These neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that sends messages to the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. As PD progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement normally.

Causes of Parkinson’s Disease:

  • Genetic Mutations: Rare genetic mutations can cause Parkinson’s Disease. While not the primary cause for most people with PD, certain genetic markers can significantly increase the risk of developing the condition.
  • Environmental Triggers: Exposure to certain toxins or environmental factors, such as pesticides and heavy metals, has been linked to an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease. These substances may damage the neurons that produce dopamine.
  • Age: Age is the most significant risk factor for Parkinson’s Disease. The condition primarily affects people over the age of 60, and the risk increases with age. The exact reason why is not fully understood, but it’s believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors along with the natural aging process.
  • Lewy Bodies: Presence of Lewy bodies, which are abnormal aggregates of protein that develop inside nerve cells, are a hallmark of Parkinson’s Disease. These are thought to contribute to the death of neurons that produce dopamine.
  • Decreased Dopamine Levels: While not a cause per se, the symptomatology of Parkinson’s Disease is directly related to the decrease in dopamine levels. The death of dopamine-producing cells leads to the symptoms of PD. Understanding this process is crucial for treating and managing the disease.

PhysioAdviserIndia’s help with Parkinson’s disease:

Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease at PhysioAdviserIndia: At PhysioAdviserIndia, specialized physiotherapy services are offered by expert physiotherapists to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, emphasizing balance, coordination, and mobility enhancements. These therapeutic exercises are tailored to address the unique challenges faced by each patient, aiming to reduce symptoms, prevent complications, and improve overall functioning. By focusing on balance and coordination exercises, physiotherapists help mitigate the risks of falls, enhance movement accuracy, and promote independence. This personalized approach ensures that patients receive the most effective care, empowering them to lead a more active and fulfilling life despite their condition.


What are the early signs of Parkinson's Disease?

The initial indicators of Parkinson’s Disease often start subtly and gradually worsen. Early signs can include a slight tremor in one hand, a stiffness or slowness of movement that is not due to aging or injury, and changes in handwriting, known as micrographia. Some may also experience a reduced expression on their face, often referred to as “masked face,” or notice changes in their voice, which may become softer or more monotonous. Recognizing these early symptoms is crucial for timely diagnosis and management of the disease, potentially slowing its progression through early intervention.

Is Parkinson's Disease curable?

As of now, Parkinson’s Disease remains incurable, but the condition can be managed effectively with a combination of treatments. Medications are the cornerstone of treatment, aiming to replenish dopamine levels or mimic its action, thereby alleviating symptoms. For some, surgical interventions like deep brain stimulation offer significant symptom relief when medication is less effective. Lifestyle adjustments, physical therapy, and support from health professionals also play critical roles in managing the disease, helping individuals maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible.

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