Treatment for Parkinson's disease
Parkinson is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder of the brain. Characterized by progressive loss of muscle control, the disease leads to trembling of limbs and head while at rest. Some of the other symptoms include slowness, stiffness, difficulty with walking and impaired balance. As symptoms aggravate, it may become difficult to walk, talk, and complete even simple tasks. As the disease develops, there will be a varying level of impairment from person to person.
To put it simple, this disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes more injured over a year or two.
Coming to the treatment of Parkinsonís disease, currently there is no specific treatment but, there are several therapies available to interrupt the inception of motor symptoms and to improve it. These therapies are intended to boost the amount of dopamine in the brain either by replacing or mimicking dopamine. Survey says that early detection and prevention in the non-motor stage can delay the onset of motor symptoms thus extending quality of life.
In view of the fact that, Parkinson's disease is caused by a reduction in the amount of dopamine in the brain; treatments are aimed at increasing dopamine
The drugs consist of synthetic dopamine which also includes different forms of sinemet. Some of the second class drugs are drugs that are just like dopamine but not dopamine itself. Among all, the most popular is mirapex.