Parkinson's disease: symptoms and causes of its appearance.
One of the most common diseasesin the elderly is Parkinson's disease. At the heart of its development is the degeneration of nerve cells (neurons) located in the middle brain. They are called ball ganglia. Under the influence of the disease, close ties are broken in the nervous system, the body begins to react to impulses, which in a healthy person are extinguished spontaneously.
What is Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson's disease symptoms, whichindividual, occurs in most people after 50 - 60 years. She is equally susceptible to both men and women. This disease affects the nerve cells that are in the brain.
In a healthy person, the work of cells consists ofthe development of the substance - dopamine, which contributes to a smooth muscle contraction. With insufficient amount of dopamine, there are also problems associated with arbitrary human movements.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease that, over time, makes a person's life worse and worse. Usually, this process can take place over many years.
Symptoms of a beginning illness
As we have already explained, it is a slow, butA long-term disease that persists a person throughout life. Usually, Parkinson's disease, the symptoms of which are noticeable already at a late stage, can be latent.
Scientists distinguish 8 degrees of the disease,which are manifested in different ways: from the absence of visible symptoms to complete immobilization of the patient. For a personal assessment of the state of health, a special scale has been developed.
Parkinson's disease, the diagnosis of which can take place both at home and in the specialist, has the main characteristic symptoms:
- Disappearance or slowing of facial activity
- Slow motion of limbs
- Appearance of stoop
- Difficulty or complete disappearance of facial activity
- Occurrence of speech changes
- The appearance of a specific timbre
- Change gait and difficulty controlling pose
If signs of the disease are found, you should see a doctor. Only timely professional treatment will help to avoid serious consequences.
Causes of the disease
Clinical manifestations of Parkinson's Syndromeappear as a result of the transferred diseases of the nervous system. The causes of the development of tremor paralysis are tumors, cerebrovascular diseases of the brain, cerebral arthrosclerosis. Similarly, the disease can occur as a result of intoxication of manganese oxide or carbon.
I want to add that the origin of the disease is not fully understood. Some scientists argue that the following factors influence the development of tremor paralysis:
- Old age
- Heredity at the genetic level
- Brain Injury
- Viral infections that cause postencephalitic parkinsonism
How to recognize the disease at an early stage?
Parkinson's disease, the symptoms of which are deliveredconsiderable inconvenience, has a progressive nature. First of all, it is necessary to observe your gait. The appearance of a slowing of the movements of the hands and the appearance of a slight tremor may indicate the onset of the disease. Trembling can appear in a state of rest, and during the execution of any action independently pass. Especially it can be seen during the capture of an object (cups of tea, a spoon, etc.). In addition, the trembling is peculiar to self-pass during sleep.
Another important factor determiningthe development of the disease, as we have already explained, is the disappearance of facial activity. Even if a person is overcome by inner feelings, he can not express it on his face.
Parkinson's disease, the prognosis of which is often disappointing for almost every person, with timely treatment to a neurologist or therapist lends itself to effective treatment.
Than to be treated?
There is no unequivocal answer to this question. Parkinson's disease, the symptoms of which are different, can be eliminated by daily massage of the elbows and joints. The main treatment that allows you to cope with the disease, prescribes the doctor, and in parallel, you can use folk recipes. Let's consider some of them.
Sage treatment. Pour in a thermos 0,5 l. boiling water and add 2 tables. lies. sage. Insist up to 8 hours. Tincture should be drunk for three meals (after meals) for one day.
Treatment with oats. For 1 stack. boiling water 2-3 spoons of oats. Insist for 4 hours, drain and take in small sips.
About Parkinson's disease you can tell a lot, butthe most important thing that will help in the treatment of a sick person is timely diagnostics at an early stage of development and professional treatment under the strict control of specialists. Remember, only a competent campaign of doctors will help prevent the disease in the initial stage. Visit a doctor and take care of yourself and your health.