Among those suffering from this disease in his later years, Salvador Dali, John Paul II (Pope), Yasser Arafat, Mao Zedong, boxer Muhammad Ali.
Physicians stubbornly continue to seek effective ways that could help prevent the development of disease, delay it and improve the lives of patients.
General information about the disease
This slowly progressive, chronic ailmentDoctors refer to the group of neurodegenerative lesions of the brain. Degeneration in medicine is considered to be the death, withering of cells, tissues. Symptoms were first described in 1817 by a doctor from England, James Parkinson, then called the disease was trembling paralysis. After 50 years, the famous neurologist Charcot suggested calling the disease Parkinsonism. A disease occurs when, due to some reason (it’s probably not yet established) in the brain, the area called the “black substance” ceases to function normally. A person has a lack of dopamine, which is the neurotransmitter necessary for the proper functioning of the brain. Then, elderly people are disrupted coordination of movements, their coherence, there is stiffness when performing any movements, slowing down when walking. Often hands, chin, legs tremble, this phenomenon is called tremor. The disease makes itself felt when a person is from 50 to 60 years old, then it progresses steadily until the last days of the life of the sufferer. Sometimes it is accompanied by changes in the psyche and autonomic disorders.
Our website lists the main symptoms and signs by which one can understand that a person has Parkinson's disease:
- Feels slowness and clumsiness of movement. Usually everything starts with the right hand. Man is difficult to write, eat, clean the vegetables and perform other household activities.
- body muscles are constantly tense, hunched back, arms and legs constantly involuntarily bent at the joints.
- The gait becomes shuffling or mincing. The man often loses his balance, falls.
- Visibly trembling chin, arms, growing, if one is worried.
- Drooling, slurred speech, long pauses between sentences, words.
- Expression suspended, motionless, as if wearing a mask.
- Reduced sense of smell, attention, thinking processes.
- Patients prone to bad mood, apathy, depression.
In the course of the disease are five series of successive stages:
- Onset in the right part of the body.
- Further dissemination of signs on the left side of the body.
- The appearance of difficulty in standing and walking.
- The reduction of physical activity, patients can only move if they are helped by relatives or strangers.
- Complete immobility, chained to a wheelchair, bed.
Complication in this step may be pneumoniaWhich usually results in death of the patient.
The objectives of the neurologist, to which refers the patient with symptoms of Parkinson's disease include diagnosis, the suspension of the withering away of the ganglion containing a dark substance dopamine, reducing the symptoms of the disease.
The patient will benefit vitamins, especially E, exercise, motor load and feasible activity.
Relatives need to understand that a personsuffering from Parkinson's, it does not become dumber, but he due to progression of the disease is more difficult to express their thoughts, so difficult to communicate with him. Such people are in need of psychological support.
Choosing the right medication,combined with psychotherapy, massage, special exercises, physiotherapy, reflexology, extend the usual life, improving its quality, improving health.
Medications are usually prescribed when movement disorders interfere with the patient to perform daily tasks. Main drugs for the treatment of Parkinson's disease are:
- Midantan, PK-Merz;
- Parlodel (bromocriptine) mirapex;
- Cyclodol, Akineton, Parkopan;
- Yumeks (selegiline);
- Tasmar, Komtan;
- Levodopa, lac, Madopar.
Over time, the drugs are addictive,therefore, the doctor is gradually forced to increase the dose. In order to avoid side effects, they adhere to the principle of treatment: they begin therapy with soft preparations that are effective in small doses, the dose must be added very gradually, drugs with a different mechanism of action can be successfully combined.
Irritability manage to shoot soothing herbal tinctures. To suppress the depressive thoughts, prescribe antidepressants.
To maintain attention, memory shown clozapine, Reminyl.
If the drugs do not help a patient, thensubcortical nodes do stereotactic surgery. The operation is performed on the other side, which is opposite to the one where symptoms predominate. More doctors are trying to be implanted into the striatum of fetal adrenal tissue, but to judge the effectiveness of this method is still too early.
Folk healers recommend that patients take one table spoon of good red wine a day, eat foods rich in calcium. Useful lemons, garlic, sprouted grains of wheat.
Folk medicine recommends drinking early in the diseasedecoction of oats. Starts untreated zёrnyshek glass, placed in a large pot and pour 3 liters of water. everything is cooked for about an hour, stirring occasionally over low heat. Then everything is filtered. Drink the broth in small portions, replacing them water. This number is necessary to drink for two days. Then make a new batch. The course lasts 3 months.
If you do not hyperacid gastritis, constipation, in the summer time drink for one-third cup of cherry juice twice a day.
The benefit will an infusion of sage. To prepare it, put the evening in a thermos tablespoon of raw material, boil water and pour back in the amount of 250 ml. In the morning, strain the bitter medicine. This amount should drink four reception, after a meal. It is better to drink kiselёm.
Another popular method - treatment petalschrysanthemums, collected in his flower garden. They can nasushit fall. In the evening, pour liter of boiling water five tablespoons of flower petals. On the morning of the infusion is filtered, you drink it, too, after eating one glass four times per day. Every evening make a new infusion.
This is a fragrant blend recommend to do at the first sign of illness:
- 4 fruitlets wild rose;
- teaspoon of ordinary black tea;
- fine chopped rind of one green apple is medium in size;
- 4 bay leaf;
- 4 sprigs of dill and parsley.
All combine in a thermos. Pour boiling water in a quantity of one liter. After 2 hours, filter and drink can be drunk as a tea. The day this portion is assumed to have a drink. Every day a new cook infusion. Duration of treatment - 45 days. Take a break of 15 days, and then re-rate. And so intermittently until the disappearance of symptoms.
Is it possible to prevent the disease?
After much research, scientists havethe conclusion that the systematic use of berries with a large number of anthocyanins (blueberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries) can help reduce the risk of Parkinson's. Men can further protect themselves from Parkinson's disease, including in your daily diet of oranges, grapefruits, apples, and other foods that contain a lot of flavonoids. More flavonoids rich in medicinal plants, fruits (especially citrus), tea, chocolate, red grape wine.
If it so happens that you or someone fromrelatives diagnosed with "Parkinson's disease", do not despair and lose heart. Compliance with the doctor's recommendations will help to continue to operate for a long time, active lifestyle. Scientists continue to study the disease, looking for new methods and ways to help patients. We must believe and hope for positive results!