Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement.
It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In the early stages of Parkinson's disease, your face may show little or no expression, or your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson's disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time.
Its any condition that causes a combination of the movement abnormalities seen in Parkinson's disease — such as tremor, slow movement, impaired speech or muscle stiffness — especially resulting from the loss of dopamine–containing nerve cells (neurons).
Parkinson's signs and symptoms may include:-
Tremor- A tremor, or shaking, usually begins in a limb, often your hand or fingers. You may notice a back-and-forth rubbing of your thumb and forefinger, known as a pill-rolling tremor. One characteristic of Parkinson's disease is a tremor of your hand when it is relaxed (at rest).
Slowed movement (bradykinesia)- Over time, Parkinson's disease may reduce your ability to move and slow your movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. Your steps may become shorter when you walk, or you may find it difficult to get out of a chair. Also, you may drag your feet as you try to walk, making it difficult to move.
Rigid muscles- Muscle stiffness may occur in any part of your body. The stiff muscles can limit your range of motion and cause you pain.
Impaired posture and balance- Your posture may become stooped, or you may have balance problems as a result of Parkinson's disease.
Loss of automatic movements- In Parkinson's disease, you may have a decreased ability to perform unconscious movements, including blinking, smiling or swinging your arms when you walk.
Speech changes- You may have speech problems as a result of Parkinson's disease. You may speak softly, quickly, slur or hesitate before talking. Your speech may be more of a monotone rather than with the usual inflections.
Writing changes- It may become hard to write, and your writing may appear small.
Risk factors for Parkinson's disease include:
Age- Young adults rarely experience Parkinson's disease. It ordinarily begins in middle or late life, and the risk increases with age. People usually develop the disease around age 60 or older.
Heredity- Having a close relative with Parkinson's disease increases the chances that you'll develop the disease. However, your risks are still small unless you have many relatives in your family with Parkinson's disease.
Sex- Men are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than are women.
Exposure to toxins- Ongoing exposure to herbicides and pesticides may put you at a slightly increased risk of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease is often accompanied by these additional problems, which may be treatable:
Thinking difficulties- You may experience cognitive problems (dementia) and thinking difficulties, which usually occur in the later stages of Parkinson's disease. Such cognitive problems are very responsive to homeopathic medications.
Depression and emotional changes- People with Parkinson's disease may experience depression,You may also experience other emotional changes, such as fear, anxiety or loss of motivation.
Swallowing problems- You may develop difficulties with swallowing as your condition progresses. Saliva may accumulate in your mouth due to slowed swallowing, leading to drooling.
Sleep problems and sleep disorders- People with Parkinson's disease often have sleep problems, including waking up frequently throughout the night, waking up early or falling asleep during the day.People may also experience rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, which involves acting out your dreams.
Bladder problems- Parkinson's disease may cause bladder problems, including being unable to control urine or having difficulty urinating.
Constipation- Many people with Parkinson's disease develop constipation, mainly due to a slower digestive tract.
You may also experience- Blood pressure changes. You may feel dizzy or lightheaded when you stand due to a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Smell dysfunction- You may have difficulty identifying certain odors or the difference between odors.
Fatigue- Many people with Parkinson's disease lose energy and experience fatigue, and the cause isn't always known.
Pain- Many people with Parkinson's disease experience pain, either in specific areas of their bodies or throughout their bodies.
Sexual dysfunction-Some people with Parkinson's disease notice a decrease in sexual desire or performance.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed some 200 years ago by the German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. By administering substances in a specially diluted form known as potencies, the remedy is supposed to stimulate the body’s innate healing ability to overcome the disease and restore the state of health.
A homeopathic practitioner will take a long case history looking at physical, mental and emotional characteristics and symptoms of the patient. In addition, the factors that may aggravate or relieve symptoms are also taken into account. Once this case history and physical examination is completed, the practitioner decides upon a single remedy or a few remedies that fit the disease picture that the patient has reported.
Due to the variation of the disease picture as a result of individual variations and assessments of each case, there is no single remedy that can be prescribed across the board for all Parkinson’s patients.
Always consult a classical homeopath and seek treatment form them.
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