VIDEO: From diagnosis to treatment in Parkinson’s disease

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Author: SponsoredPublished: 28 January 2016

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Watch experts Professor Antonini, Professor Timmermann and Professor Volkmann explain the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, therapy options and the role of deep brain stimulation


Even though Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder, many people living with the condition have a long and fulfilled life despite the disease. Patients who are diagnosed early at the age of 30 or 40 can live with the condition for the rest of their lives thanks to today’s treatment options.

Treatments for Parkinson’s mainly focus on the replacement of a substance that is missing in the brain of patients: dopamine. However, this kind of therapy is only effective for the first few years of treatment.

An alternative treatment option is deep brain stimulation (DBS), a method to help regulate abnormal neural activity in people living with Parkinson’s. By correcting this abnormal activity, DBS may help to provide a stable and continuous improvement of symptoms.

This video explains how Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed and treated to achieve symptom relief.

 


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