Parkinson’s disease that comes under the specialty of Neurology and the cause of this syndrome is still unknown and it is believed that it involves both genetic and environmental factors. In other words Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects motor system(cerebral cortex, neurons in the corticospinal tract). In this article you will get to know more about Parkinson’s disease and how it is treated in Homoeopathy.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
The most common signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are motor related problems like autonomic dysfunction, neuro-psychiatric problems like thought alteration, change in behaviour while talking to friends, family or relatives, change in mood, altered change of smell, sleep difficulties, emotional problems, shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, difficulty with walking and change in cognition. Apart from that while at the time of diagnosis, the physician can find some other non-related problems too.
The biggest problem with Parkinson’s disease is that even family members may also get affected and patients exposed to pesticides, head injuries have higher risk rate. But there is a reduced risk in those who smoke tobacco and those who drink tea and coffee. Sadly there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease but if at the initial stage of the syndrome proper treatment is being done by a highly professional physician, the degeneration can however be lowered to a certain extent, i.e., degeneration can be extended.
As per latest reports, in the year 2015, more than 6.2 million people were affected by PD and more than 117,400 died across the globe. In general people over the age of 60 across the globe and out of the total 1% are affected. If we compare the percentage of infection with male to female reports claim that males are often infected more than females.
Parkinson’s disease can cause neuro-psychiatric problems like disorders in cognition, change in mood, abnormalities in thought, quite often change in mood and behaviour.
Diagnosis of PD
Till date there is no standard and accurate diagnostic procedure and mostly it is quite difficult to conduct diagnosis in its early stages but a skilled practitioner can come to a reasoned conclusion that the patient is suffering from PD.
Treatment of Parkinson’s disease in Homoeopathy
In Homoeopathy too there is difficulty to cure PD but if the diagnosis is done successfully at its early stages the condition can be improved to a great extent and if at all PD is in severe stage also the process of degeneration can be delayed.