Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Parkinson's Disease Treatment treatments abroad

Parkinson’s disease is a condition where part of the brain is damaged over a course of years. The disease is not curable but treatment is done to reduce the symptoms. It is a neurodegenerative disorder that develops slowly over years. The progression of the disease varies from one person to another. Not disease but the complications of Parkinson’s disease are serious.


What affects the final cost of Parkinson's Disease Treatment?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Types of Surgery performed
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Choice of hospital & Technology
  • Rehabilitation cost after surgery
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses

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About Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Treatment for Parkinson’s syndrome varies depending upon the symptoms of a patient. 
Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease are –

  • Lifestyle changes  - Rest, balanced diet, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy can help manage the symptoms.
  • Medication - Medicines are prescribed to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as tremors and movement problems. Levodopa, dopamine agonist, monoamine oxidase-B inhibitors are most commonly used medicines.
    • Levodopa – Most of the cases respond to this medicine. The drug is generally given with carbidopa.
    • Dopamine – It is recommended when levodopa is not effective.
    • Anticholinergics- They are used to treat rigidity.
    • Amantadine – It is used for short term relief for involuntary movements which may be a side effect of levodopa.
    • Monoamine oxidase- B inhibitors – These are an alternative to levodopa. It is used for treatment early Parkinson’s disease.
    • Catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitors – It is prescribed in later stage of the disease.

If medicines fail to show its effect, the doctor may consider other treatment administered non-orally. 

  • Duodopa - It is in a gel form inserted in the gut through the abdomen.
  • Apomorphine - It is injected subcutaneously as a single injection or may be infused continuously.
  • Surgery - Parkinson’s Disease is mostly treated with medicines. Surgery may be recommended in some cases. Surgery for Parkinson’s disease is known as deep brain stimulation. There are certain risks and benefits with the surgery.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation -  A pulse generator is implanted in the chest. It is connected to wires under the skin inserted into specific areas of the brain. The pulse generator generates electricity that stimulates the affected part of the brain. Surgery for Parkinson’s disease is not a cure but can manage the symptoms in some patients.

Top 10 Hospitals for Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Parkinson's Disease Treatment in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Wockhardt Hospital South Mumbai India Mumbai ---    
2 Bangkok Hospital Thailand Bangkok ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Cen... India Mumbai ---    
5 Dar Al Fouad Hospital Egypt Cairo ---    
6 BGS Global Hospitals India Bangalore ---    
7 Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital India Mumbai ---    
8 Columbia Asia Hospital Palam Vihar India Gurgaon ---    
9 Aakash Hospital India New Delhi ---    
10 Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute... India New Delhi ---    

Best doctors for Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Following are the best doctors for Parkinson's Disease Treatment in the world:

1 Dr. Jyoti B Sharma Neurologist Apollo Specialty Hospital...
2 Dr. Halprashanth D.S. Neurologist Metro Hospital and Heart...
3 Dr. Vikas Gupta Neurosurgeon Adatıp International Hosp...
4 Dr. Mak Choon Soon Neurologist Gleneagles Hospital
5 Dr. med. Detlef Schumacher Neurologist HELIOS Hospital Schwerin
6 Dr. med. Karsten Alfke Neurologist HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

Frequently Asked Questions

The nerve cells in the brain produce a chemical called dopamine. The chemical helps to organize the brain’s command for body movement. In Parkinson’s disease there is loss of dopamine as a result it causes movement symptoms. Factors such as genes, environmental triggers may also be the cause of Parkinson’s disease.

The symptoms may vary from person to person. Some of the common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are – • Slow movement • Tremors • Stiffness in limbs • Balance and coordination problem • Cramps in muscles • Muscle twisting • Hunched posture

The doctor takes medical history and family history to check any neurological disorders. There is no standard blood test or other laboratory test for Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosis is made by studying the sign and symptoms of the patient.

Parkinson’s disease causes Parkinson’s dementia. There is decline in reasoning, thinking and the person is not able to solve problems.

Parkinson’s disease is not curable. However, the medicines and therapies may help to ease the symptoms and avoid complications.

Genes play a role in occurrence of Parkinson’s disease. The person whose parents or siblings are with Parkinson’s disease, are more likely to develop the disease.

Parkinson’s disease is not a fatal disease. The complications linked to the disease may reduce the life expectancy by 1-2 years.

Aerobics, strengthening exercise, balance and stretching exercises are good for person with Parkinson’s disease.

Whole foods such as beans and legumes, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, green leafy vegetables and drinking lot of water is recommended.

Both the diseases affect nerves. In multi sclerosis the immune system attacks the cells that cover nerves. Parkinson’s disease is a result of loss of dopamine in the brain.

Carbidopa-levodopa is the first line of treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Eating a healthy balanced diet can manage symptoms (except movement) of Parkinson’s disease. High fiber foods must be consumed.

There is no specific test for Parkinson’s disease. Some of the early signs that you may identify are – tremor, loss of smell, trouble sleeping, small handwriting, dizziness etc.

You must consult a neurologist in treating Parkinson’s disease. A neurologist, physiotherapist and speech therapist help you manage Parkinson’s disease.

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 31 Mar, 2022.

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