Two years ago, Grandma Li found that she could not lift one leg when she walked, and her steps became smaller and slower. She could not rest, but now she is unwilling to go out because of the inconvenience of walking. At first, Grandma Li’s family didn’t care. They only felt that the old man was old and his legs and feet were normal. However, starting this year, Grandma Li’s movements became slower and slower, and her hands trembled. In serious cases, she could not even fasten her clothes. She then went to the hospital with her family and was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease by a doctor at the Parkinson’s disease clinic.
Parkinson’s disease is a common neurological degenerative disease in the elderly. Its onset is hidden, and the initial symptoms are often atypical, and it is easy to be ignored. Due to limited understanding of Parkinson’s disease, patient consultation and confirmation rates are low. Granny Li is an example. In fact, Parkinson’s disease is not just “trembling”, this article takes you to know more about Parkinson’s disease.
When people talk about Parkinson, people’s first impression is “shake”. Grandma Li had symptoms two years ago, but she didn’t realize she was sick until she had a hand tremor. She went to the Parkinson’s disease clinic. In fact, not all Parkinson’s patients shake. In addition to shaking, the core symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include slow movements and stiffness of the limbs and torso (increased muscle tone). Grandma Lee started to walk slowly and became smaller in steps. Slowness of movement, one of the symptoms of the disease.
Parkinson’s disease has a greater impact on the quality of life of the elderly. The patient’s movement is slow, which can be manifested by reduced facial expression changes and clumsy hand movements, such as brushing teeth, cutting vegetables, beating eggs, etc., and difficulty in completing actions; dragging, small broken steps, and forward gait when walking. Due to the increased muscle tension in the limbs and trunk, patients with Parkinson’s disease exhibit special body postures, such as humpback, and the limbs cannot swing naturally when walking.
With the further development of Parkinson’s disease, the patient’s symptoms will gradually worsen, there will be laborious to stand up from the chair, and it will also be difficult to turn over. In severe cases, the assistance of others is required to complete the above actions. Parkinson’s disease also occurs in the middle and late stages of balance disorders, patients with unstable walking, easily fall, and pronunciation and swallowing functions are also affected, leading to increased risk of complications such as fractures and aspiration pneumonia. At this time patients are increasingly dependent on the care of their families, so both the patients and their families’ quality of life are severely affected.
At present, Parkinson’s disease cannot be completely cured, and it will gradually develop once it develops, but early detection, early diagnosis, and early and reasonable treatment can not only improve symptoms, but also help to delay the progress of the disease and maintain a better quality of life. Once diagnosed, Parkinson’s disease requires long-term adherence to treatment. Drug treatment is mainly used in the early stages. In addition to drug treatment, surgery can be selected in the middle and late stages.
The treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease attaches great importance to individualization. It should be considered according to the patient’s age, symptoms, severity, drug response, and personal needs for quality of life. To achieve optimal treatment results.
Once the elderly friends find that they have suspicious symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, they should go to the hospital’s Parkinson’s disease clinic as soon as possible. The doctors of Parkinson’s disease specialists have a higher accuracy rate of diagnosis, more experience in treatment, and more specialized diseases. Doctors will carry out long-term standardized management of patients and provide more professional treatment and guidance.