Why do people have tremors in Parkinson’s? Know that tremors can occur in only one part of the body or any part

tremors in Parkinson's

Research is underway around the world to determine the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease. The disease mainly affects people above 60 years of age. Learn why tremors occur in Parkinson’s disease.

Why do people have tremors in Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s disease is commonly known as ‘tremor disease’. It is a neurological disease. It is caused by a lack of a chemical called dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a key chemical that facilitates communication between different parts of the brain and the nervous system in the body. 

The brain that makes it loses its ability to control organs in the body due to a deficiency. This causes trembling of the body parts, especially the hands, feet, and head. Dr. Mohd Shujauzzaman Bilal, Senior Neurologist at Kamineni Hospital, Hyderabad is telling you about this problem and its treatment.

1-Family history is between 1-15 to 20 percent

Research is underway around the world to determine the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease. The disease mainly affects people above 60 years of age. About 15-25% of those infected have a family history of the disease. Environmental chemicals are suspected of reducing dopamine production in some people.

2-How do tremors happen?

“Tremor” is a major clinical symptom of Parkinson’s disease. A “tremor” is an involuntary trembling or twitching of body parts. The tremors in Parkinson’s disease usually begin on one side of the body (an arm) and eventually spread to both sides of the body. In Parkinson’s, this is usually seen when the arm is at rest.

3-What is Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease” is classically a triad of tremors, stiffness, and slowness among other features. An important and dangerous feature of Parkinson’s disease is frequent falls due to an imbalance in walking and turning.

4-How to find out

The doctor will want to do tests such as an MRI scan of the brain, thyroid function, vitamin B12 levels,

5-Parkinson’s treatment

Treatment options include medications, lifestyle changes, and, in the later stages, surgery to control the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as constipation, sleep problems, extreme weakness, and mood issues, in addition to slowness, tremors, and stiffness. A multidisciplinary approach is required.

and other blood tests. Some medicines can cause Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms when used for a long time.

6-Surgery is also an option for Parkinson’s

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an option for patients with Parkinson’s disease who are in the advanced stage of the disease. This surgery involves placing electrodes in the brain in the same way that a pacemaker is implanted to improve the functioning of the heart. The disease can be prevented by removing some cells from the brain and giving others an electric shock. Dopamine production can be restored.

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