Parkinson’s Disease

Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

Dopamine is an essential chemical that sends signals to the brain to control movement. The loss of dopamine over time leads to progressive loss of motor control in the body. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive brain disorder that affects the central nervous system that occurs when dopamine-producer cells become destroyed or damaged. While …

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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Help Me With Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s Disease is a debilitating condition. It can profoundly affect your quality of life and makes many activities extremely difficult. There have been many treatment options to treat patients with Parkinson’s, ranging from supportive therapies, diet modifications, and medication. There is a treatment that can help called Deep Brain Stimulation when other options aren’t enough. …

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How deep brain stimulation works to treat Parkinson’s disease

Around 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. This achronic motor system disorder leads to tremors, stiffness and difficulty with coordination and balance. Medication can help, but isn’t enough for some patients. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective treatment for this debilitating disease. Read on to learn …

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic motor/nervous system disorder that occurs when the cells that produce dopamine become destroyed or severely damaged. Dopamine is a chemical that sends signals to the brain to control movement. As these cells diminish and the disease progresses, patients gradually lose control of their ability to manage their movements.  At Texas …

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Drugs and Parkinson’s

Effective progress has been made in treating Parkinson’s disease, especially with the development of new drugs, along with a better understanding of how to use older treatment methodologies. Most Parkinson’s patients can find relief from medications, but it’s important to start them early. This early treatment can impact how the disease will unfold over time. …

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Parkinson’s Disease 101

Parkinson’s is an evil disease that robs a person of one thing after another until basically all they can do is watch TV. For an active person, it’s especially brutal. Although you hear about potential breakthroughs in research on how to stop the disease, the reality is that the scientific research budgets are currently under …

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Information About Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects a person’s movements. Since we treat Parkinson’s patients with procedures such as deep brain stimulation at Texas Neurosurgery, here’s some general information about this unfortunate disease. What is Parkinson’s? Some people mistakenly assume Parkinson’s is a muscle disease, but it is a nervous system disease. …

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Categories of Parkinson’s Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is not easy to predict. The disease progresses in different ways in different patients. But symptoms will fall into two categories: motor skills, such as tremors and muscle rigidity; and non-motor skills, such as dementia and loss of smell. There will be a mix of these categories. Despite its variances, Parkinson’s does follow …

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