Services

Parkinson

Opening Hours

Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad

Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Sunday: Closed


Mediclub Clinic

Mon-Sun: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM

Thursday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder. It affects the nervous system, and symptoms become worse over time.

Most people who develop Parkinson’s disease are 60 years of age or older. Since overall life expectancy is rising, the number of individuals with Parkinson’s disease will increase in the future.

Who gets Parkinson’s disease and at what age?

  • Men are affected about 1.5 to 2 times more often than women.
  • Most people who develop Parkinson’s disease are older than 60 years of age.
  • A small number of individuals are at increased risk because of a family history of the disorder.

Stages of parkinson’s disease

  • Stage 1. Symptoms are mild and do not interfere with the person’s quality of life
  • Stage 2. Symptoms worsen and daily activities become more difficult and take more time to complete.
  • Stage 3. is considered mid-stage Parkinson’s disease. The individual loses balance, moves more slowly, and falls are common.
  • Stage 4. Symptoms become severe and the individual needs assistance walking and performing daily activities.
  • Stage 5. is the most advanced stage of Parkinson’s disease. The individual is unable to walk and will need full time assistance with living.

 

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease usually develops gradually, often starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. As the disease progresses, Some signs include:

  • Tremor
  • Impaired balance
  • Slowness of movement
  • Sleep problems
  • Sense of Small
  • Loss of automatic movements.
  • Speech & Writting Changes
  • Anexity & Depression
  • Difficulty swallowing and excessive salivation
  • Increased sweating
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Slowed, quieter speech, and monotone voice