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Masked Face Symptom In Parkinson’s Disease – Why Patients With PD Lose Ability To Respond Emotionally?

Hypomimia commonly referred to as masked face is a symptom of Parkinson’s disease in which the patient experiences loss of facial expressions. This symptom isn’t present in every case of Parkinson’s disease, and it is neither as severe in every patient experiencing it. The severity of the masked face symptom in Parkinson’s disease can be directly linked to the severity of the disease itself. Parkinson’s disease masked face symptom is named as the patient affected by it is usually seen carrying a fixed, mask-like expression.

The development of facial masking symptom in Parkinson’s disease can be put down to the loss of motor control in facial muscles, similar to how the disease affects the muscles of other parts of the body. It is a symptom that can worsen an already bad situation as it can alienate friends/family who may find it difficult or disturbing to interact with a person who is emotionally lost.

Facial masking can also be due to some other condition – so it is not advisable to link it with Parkinson’s disease in the first instance. Some psychological and psychiatric conditions also result in loss of emotional response in patients; however, this time it is not due to loss of muscle control but emotional blunting. Some medications can also affect your emotional response. So, it is very important to get the patient diagnosed before coming to any conclusion.

As far as the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and its symptoms is concerned, there has been a breakthrough in the form of stem cell therapy to bring significant developments in the life of a patient. The fundamental reason why stem cell therapy is being opted to treat PD is due to the ability of Perinatal stem cells to decrease inflammation, improve circulation and modulate the immune system. It, essentially, results in a better life for the patient.

Carrying a masked or expressionless face is traumatic, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s how we communicate – we use both words and subtle changes in facial expression to make the other person understand what we are trying to say. Now, a person who is lacking facial expressions wouldn’t be able to get their message across – this could also lead to the other person misinterpreting the words as the expressions don’t match them. This is why people showing masked face symptoms in Parkinson’s disease face communication challenges, which can negatively affect their relationships. Masked face symptom is often accompanied by monotone voice symptom, which further adds to the woes of patients with PD.

Research in this field has revealed that people with PD display less facial masking when dealing with positive questions. So, if you ask them which according to them is the perfect holiday destination – you may get some expressions to go with the words. The reverse is also true – when responding to negative questions, patients with PD display more masking.

PD is a chronic disease that worsens with time. It affects nerves, more specifically nerves that are responsible for muscle movement. Our face has over 43 muscles whose combined movement is responsible for the creation of different expressions, such as happiness, anger, and so on. Dopamine acts as the chemical messenger that performs the role of a signal-transmitter between the brain and muscles. As PD damages dopamine-producing nerve cells, the muscle-controlling ability of the brain as well as motor symptoms are hugely impacted.

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Bradykinesia in Parkinson’s Disease is an Impaired Ability To Move The Body

Parkinson’s – the second most common neurodegenerative disease affects approximately one in hundred elders, over the age of 60. Parkinson’s disease leads to damaging the nerve cells in the brain causing dopamine levels to drop, thereby resulting into loss of balance in the patients. And this slowness of movements that can be noticed in people affected by Parkinson’s while attending to the simplest chores of the day, – this is more commonly called Bradykinesia in Parkinson’s disease.

With nearly five to seven million patients worldwide suffering from Parkinson’s disease, it was not very difficult for the researchers to conduct a study to gather knowledge about how this ‘currently incurable’ disease can deteriorate the lives of people. The studies also state that the families of most of the patients have approached their doctors to learn what is Bradykinesia in Parkinson’s disease and its symptoms.

To bring to your knowledge, Bradykinesia is usually subtle in patients with Parkinson’s disease in the initial stages of the condition. When the patients have Bradykinesia, they would find their bodies weak and unable to follow their brains’ commands. More so, it might just happen to make the patients feel a strange sensation in their feet which is enough to strike them with mobility issues as well.

Although there’s no such cure for Parkinson’s disease so far but the advancements in the field of health care have given new hopes to the patients with this condition. Now, you can get your loved one undergo the rigorous Parkinson’s Stem Cell Therapy to at least help them achieve optimum health so as to lead a better quality of life.

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Know About Parkinson’s Sleep Disorders And How They can be Treated

Sleep disorders are quite common in patients suffering from Parkinson’s – a baneful neuro-degenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing neurons in a specific region of the brain called substantia nigra.

People with Parkinson’s disease have more sleep disruptions as compared to their counterparts; inability to sleep through the night and difficulty in returning to sleep on interruption. Apart from that, such patients report daytime sleepiness, acute nightmares, vivid dreams, nighttime vocalizations, leg movements/jerking while asleep, inability or difficulty in turning over in bed, and more. Some of the most evident Parkinson’s sleep disorders include

  • rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD),
  • sleep fragmentation or insomnia
  • excessive daytime sleepiness
  • restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • impending sleep apnea

Successful treatment of sleep problems in Parkinson’s disease: Stem cell therapy

Though the reasons are known, potential explanation of such acute sleep disorders include side-effects of extensive medication associated with Parkinson’s disease. With this in mind, we have introduced a proprietary and exclusive Placenta Cell Therapy, which is a perinatal/adult cell therapy that utilizes the afterbirth structures of the child birthing process – highly effective, long lasting, non-toxic, and risks free.

This new approach of utilizing stem cell therapy to treat patients with Parkinson aims to fight the symptoms as a whole i.e. to achieve optimum health and better quality of life.

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Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease – With a Simple Smell Test to Detect Loss of Smell

Parkinson’s disease, as people popularly know and understand it- is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and a chronic, degenerative disorder affecting the brain’s motor system. The shortage of chemical dopamine (responsible for sending messages to various organs via the brain cells) affects the movement control to deteriorate adversely, denying ease of movement and stimulation in individuals.

Apart from being one of the most common disorders (every 1 in 100 individual post the age of 60 is diagnosed with the same), the fact that it has no cure in the international healthcare system makes it more scary for those who do not usually know, considering there are no particular symptoms for the same.

Though, various researchers have yielded a possibility for early detection and diagnosis of the parkinson’s disorder (PD), through a simple parkinson’s smell test. The simple test, particularly carried out for the purpose of identifying an underappreciated sense, or rather impairment of it, such as ‘loss of smell’, can be a giveaway for healthcare providers and doctors to detect parkinson’s and start an early treatment for the same.

A link between parkinson’s & loss of smell, in individuals is greater in men as confirmed through a study published online, in Neurology, and it can be confirmed that people who do poorly on the smell test, in their mid-30s and 40s are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those with a good or medium sense of smell.

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Micrographia In Parkinson’s Disease – An Early Warning Sign

Micrographia is an early warning sign of Parkinson’s disease. It is characterized by cramped or abnormally small handwriting. All the people with PD don’t experience the same symptoms and not everyone with PD is going to have micrographia. However, according to a study, nearly 50% of all the people with PD have it as a symptom.

Basal ganglia is the part of our brain that is responsible for our handwriting. Progression of Parkinson’s disease causes problems with some of the daily tasks, including writing. And this happens due to the weakening of basal ganglia.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disorder and micrographia a symptom of this condition is found to worsen with time. Micrographia in Parkinson’s disease is believed to be caused by bradykinesia, which is the loss and slowing down of instinctive/spontaneous movement – a motor symptom of PD. Having said that, as already mentioned, micrographia can appear at an early stage of the disease – a phase where there is not much bradykinesia.

Micrographia treatment or the treatment of any other symptom of PD is all about managing these symptoms. However, the new developments in stem cell therapy are found to be quite effective. The best thing to do is consult your physician or a stem cell therapy expert to find out whether it will work for you or not.

If you are looking forward to getting the best Micrographia treatment then visit our website and book an appointment without much ado!

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Fatigue, Hand Tremor And Other Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease That You Should Be Aware Of

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder. Disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s disease majorly affects the motor system. Caused when certain nerve cells in the brain stop producing dopamine, Parkinson’s disease massively affects the way one moves. As far as the symptoms are concerned, they generally come on slowly with the passage of time. Initially, rigidity, low blood pressure, bladder & bowel problem, fatigue, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking are the signs of Parkinson’s disease. Note that physical symptoms also include tremors, which are uncontrollable movements that affect hands, legs, head, body as well as voice.

Cause Of Hand Tremor Symptoms And Brain Tremor Symptoms In Parkinson’s Disease

Patients of Parkinson’s disease don’t have enough of the dopamine chemical. And it is because of the death of particular nerve cells in the brain that leads to absence of dopamine, and thus, with hand tremor symptoms, brain tremors symptoms, and others of Parkinson’s disease. Talking about the way to control these tremors, the use of proper medication and stress relief can be of immense help in making the life of a Parkinson’s disease patient a little bit easy. Other than medication and stress relief exercises, Parkinson’s stem cell therapy can work wonders in helping those with unmet clinical needs to attain optimum health and better quality of life.

Placenta Cell Therapy by Integra Medical Center is a perinatal/ adult cell therapy, which makes use of the afterbirth structures of the child birthing process. A new hope for those suffering with Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s Placenta Cell Therapy by Integra Medical Center is effective, non-toxic, simple, long lasting, and risk free.

So, if you are suffering with hand tremors symptoms or brain tremors symptoms then feel free to contact us!

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A systematic review of the worldwide prevalence and incidence of Parkinson’s disease.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A number of epidemiologic studies of Parkinson ‘s disease (PD) have been conducted worldwide over the years. Although every study reported the rise in prevalence and incidence rate of PD with the increasing age, the overall estimates were different across countries. The variation in reported data may partly be contributed by case ascertainment, case finding method, data collection, and most importantly different population structures.

OBJECTIVE: Systematically review prevalence and incidence of PD and find the causes of variation in the results.

MATERIAL AND METHOD: A literature search was conducted on Medline and EMBASE for studies worldwide investigating the prevalence and incidence of PD and included all adults, English and publication between 1965 and January 2010. The primary search of both databases yielded 5,330 results. After screening topics and abstracts, 168 relevant abstracts were tagged and saved for more thorough perusal. Ultimately, 40 papers were selected for review after applying the pre-specified inclusion criteria

RESULTS: The worldwide prevalence of PD varies widely. One reason for the variation in prevalence estimates could be due to the differences in survival across countries. The use of epidemiological studies using medical records could be another reason for the variation in disease frequency.

CONCLUSION: PD is common in the elderly. A number of descriptive epidemiologic studies have been conducted worldwide. Comparing the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson’s disease is difficult.

Review article

Muangpaisan W, et al. J Med Assoc Thai. 2011.
Authors
Muangpaisan W1, Mathews A, Hori H, Seidel D.
Author information
1Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. drweerasak@gmail.com
 Citation
J Med Assoc Thai. 2011 Jun;94(6):749-55.