Parkinson's DiseaseParkinson's disease is a disorder that affects a part of the nervous system which is responsible for movement. There is no cure for this disease, but various treatments can ease the symptoms and improve the life of patients with Parkinson's disease. At the early stages, Parkinson's disease causes just a tremor in hands or slower movements. As the disease gradually progresses, the symptoms may include more difficulties with movements, tremors, stiffness of the muscles, muscle cramps, pain in the muscles and joints, difficulties with keeping balance, limited facial expressions, chewing and swallowing difficulties, speech impairment, dementia, sleeping disorders, problems with urination, fatigue, drowsiness, and reduced sexual ability.
TreatmentStandard medical treatment for Parkinson's disease may involve medications, physical therapy or surgery. The most commonly used medication for Parkinson's disease is Levodopa. This medication and other drugs which are used in treatment can help you deal with the symptoms. Physical therapy will help you with muscle stiffness and it will increase your strength. Surgery is recommended in most severe cases of Parkinson's disease.
Homeopathic RemediesThere are various homeopathic remedies which can help you with different symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Gelsemium is an excellent remedy for tremors and droopy eyelids. It can also help you with drowsiness, fatigue and weakness. Mercurius corrosives is recommended for hand tremors, cold and heat sensitivity and problems with focusing. Agaricus is used for easing joint and muscle stiffness and cramps, and numbness. This remedy is also good for itchy skin. Another homeopathic remedy is Hyoscyamus, which is good for mood and behavior changes, and for restlessness. In case of mild tremors and muscle stiffness, the best remedy is Rhus toxicodendron. Mercurious solubilis is recommended for more severe hand tremors and problems with speech. Homeopathic remedy which is good for preventing paralysis and muscle cramps is Plumbum. For head tremors and tremors in hands which can impair the ability to write, you should use Natrum muriaticum.
LifestyleAll people with Parkinson's disease have to make some lifestyle changes as the disease progresses. You should eat healthy food, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and make sure you consume enough omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q 10. Since Parkinson's disease causes problems with walking and balance, you must be careful not to fall and hurt yourself. Make sure that you have physical therapy because it can be very useful for keeping your muscles strong. You can also try yoga, massage or thai chi to improve muscle flexibility and your overall strength.