What is Parkinson's Disease
Do You Suffer from Parkinson's Disease?
At CHRISTUS Health, there are four primary motor symptoms we look for to diagnose a patient with Parkinson’s disease:
- Slowness of movement
- Postural instability
Patients can also experience psychiatric disturbances that effect cognition, mood, behavior, and thought, which impair other body functions. Results of this include: sleep and daytime drowsiness, disturbances in REM sleep, insomnia, low blood pressure upon standing, oily skin, excessive sweating, urinary incontinence, and altered function of reproductive organs.
Parkinson’s disease is considered a non-genetic disorder. Oddly enough, around 15 percent of individuals with the disease have a first-degree relative who has the disease. There is no cure, but medications, surgery, and management can provide relief from the symptoms.
Individualized Treatment Plans
- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Prescription Drug Treatment
- Psychiatric and Neuropsychology services
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy