Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a condition where there is a gradual deterioration of the central nervous system. The condition is characterized by several neurological malfunctions with respect to motor skills, cognitive impairment, balance problems, psycho-emotional disruptions, cognitive disorder and other socio-behavioral disorders. PD is known to be a progressive disorder, and the conditions deteriorate over time. The average age in which PD is often diagnosed is 57 years.
The symptoms of PD typically arise from degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. These are those neurons of the brain which produce dopamine.
Dopamine is a chemical responsible for transmitting electric impulses from neurons. A deficit of Dopamine results in disrupted transmission of nervous impulses – causing symptoms like tremors of limbs, jaws and facial muscles, slower movements and stiffness of muscles, difficulties in movement and maintaining balance etc.
Some of the other symptoms may include anxiety, depression, anxiety and dementia. Eventually, one may face difficulties in swallowing and chewing, abnormal appetite, excessive salivation, and bowel and urinary bladder disorders.
Some common identified causes of Parkinson’s diseases include –
- Certain toxins and chemicals.
- Head injury, tumors, cerebral atherosclerosis, viral infections etc.
Owing to its slow progression, PD can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages, sometimes for several years. Some of the initial stage symptoms that patients complain are of some amount of rigidity in the extremities, reduced joint flexibility, difficulty in walking etc. It is important to remember here that PD advances more rapidly in those patients who develop it at a younger age.
Parkinson’s disease and Stem Cell Treatment
During stages I to III, symptoms like balance disruptions, tremors and mild or moderate rigidity is observed in patients, which are known as unilateral or bilateral manifestations of the disease. Fetal stem cell administration is effective in 85% of these cases. After the treatment, patients often observe improvement of stiffness, reduction in tremors etc.
In stage IV, stem cell treatment is effective in only 65-70% of cases. At stage, our therapy helps to improve patient’s overall quality of life and reduced spasticity and tremor syndrome with improved sleep and stabilization of organs and their functioning.
In 100% of cases, fetal stem cells result in psycho-emotional improvements in patients. Demonstration of positive emotions, improved thinking capability, and better expressions of emotions, louder and better speech, and more persistent memory has been noticed.