PARKINSONISM

Parkinsonism is a Clinical syndrome characterized by tremors , bradykinesia , rigidity and postural instability .It is a condition that causes combination of abnormalities of movement .Parkinsonism is usually a disease of elderly.but these days due to high pollution levels younger people are being effected by it.Males are more prone to it then females.

Causes
∑ Head trauma/Head injuries
∑ Senile degeneration.
∑ Certain neurodegenerative disorder such as multiple system atrophy and Progressive supra nuclear palsy.
∑ Brain lesions such as tumorís or fluid build up.
∑ Metabolic and other disorder such as chronic liver failure and hypoparathyroidism.
∑ Exposure to toxins such as carbon mono oxide cyanide & organic solvents.

SIGN & SYMPTOMS
∑ Tremors
∑ Bradykinesia
∑ Muscular rigidity
∑ Impaired posture & balance
∑ Loss of control of voluntary movement
∑ Blurred Speech & inability to write properly
∑ Difficulty in moving & Walking
∑ Constipation

Investigations
∑ Clinical examination
∑ Thyroid profile
∑ Liver function test
∑ Imaging studies
∑ MRI
∑ CT scan

Herbal treatment
∑ Kapikachu (mucuna pruriens)
∑ Brahmi (Bacopa monniera)
∑ Ashwagandha (withania somnifera)
∑ Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)
∑ Shankhpushpi ( Convolvulus pleuricauls)
∑ Ginkgo Biloba

Panchkarma treatment
∑ Regular and continuous panchkarma therapy by an experienced hand can bring about wonderful results in patients of parkinsonism that are permanent.The movement of body as a whole and parts are better controlled.
∑ Abhyangam , Shirodhara , Sarwangdhara, Patra pind swedanam, Potli massage.
∑ Yoga & Meditation

Foods & spices
∑ Turmeric
∑ Green tea
∑ Kale , bell pepper
∑ Potatoes
∑ Apple ,berries & Pears
∑ Whole grains
∑ Legumes & beans
∑ Whole nuts


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