What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous system and the body parts controlled by nerves. This is due to a loss of neurons that produce a chemical called dopamine. The decrease in dopamine levels leads to irregular brain activity.

Parkinson’s symptoms:
Tremors, slow movement, stiffness of arms and legs, problems with balance, and speech changes.

While Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured, its symptoms can be controlled through medication and surgery, specifically deep brain stimulation.

What is deep brain stimulation (DBS)?
DBS is a medical procedure in which doctors implant electrodes into a specific part of the brain. These electrodes are connected to a generator implanted in the chest, sending electrical pulses to the brain to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms.

DBS Procedure:
The DBS procedure involves two to three surgeries conducted at different times. The first inserts stimulation leads into each side of the brain, and the second implants the stimulator battery (pulse generator) under the skin of the upper chest.

Advantages of DBS:
DBS offers a viable treatment option when medications prove ineffective. It can be a life-changing or life-saving intervention. As of now, approximately 160,000 people have undergone DBS procedures, with an estimated 12,000 procedures occurring each year. The success rate is high, with over 90% of patients satisfied with the outcome.

DBS is highly effective in reducing symptoms and treating conditions that significantly impact the quality of life.

At Niamini, we successfully perform DBS surgery each year, helping numerous patients lead healthy lives.

Prevention of Parkinson’s disease:
Maintaining a balanced diet rich in nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, and regular exercise to increase muscle strength, flexibility, and balance, can contribute to the prevention of Parkinson’s disease.

For more info on DBS, contact us at +919898004098 (WhatsApp).

Asante Sana.

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