Parkinsons solutions from The Devon Clinic
One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 120,000 people in the UK. Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too. One in 20 is under the age of 40.
Effective Parkinsons treatments from The Devon Clinic:
The Devon Clinic is pleased to offer Parkinsons treatments from the following local practitioner(s):
More About Parkinsons
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition.
People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain have died. Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower so it takes longer to do things. The loss of nerve cells in the brain causes the symptoms of Parkinson’s to appear.
There’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s and we don’t yet know why people get the condition. Parkinson’s doesn’t directly cause people to die, but symptoms do get worse over time.
Everyone with Parkinson’s has different symptoms.
The main symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement.
As well as affecting movement, people with Parkinson’s can find that other issues, such as tiredness, pain, depression and constipation, can have an impact on their day-to-day lives.
The symptoms someone has and how quickly the condition develops will differ from one person to the next.
The symptoms can be controlled using a combination of drugs, therapies and occasionally surgery.
As Parkinson’s progresses, an increased amount of care and support may be required, although many people maintain a good quality of life with limited care or treatment.
Drugs are the predominant means of controlling the symptoms of Parkinson’s while research into finding a cure continues.
Surgical options are available for some people with Parkinson’s, depending on their symptoms.
Therapists can help in dealing with daily life. Many people with Parkinson’s find complementary therapies beneficial.
At The Devon Clinic we have a range of treatments from a variety of health professional, trained to deal with Parkinsons.
Parkinsons is also sometimes known as:
- Idiopathic Parkinsons
- Vascular parkinsonism
- Drug-induced parkinsonism
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- Juvenile Parkinsons