Dopamine Deficiency in the Brain is the Biggest Cause of Parkinson's Disease

Dopamine Deficiency in the Brain is the Biggest Cause of Parkinson's Disease
Dopamine Deficiency in the Brain is the Biggest Cause of Parkinson's Disease

From Medipol University Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center (PARMER), Assoc. Dr. Ali Zırh said, “The trembling in the hands, which occurs at rest and in a 'counting money' manner, is the symptom of Parkinson's disease, which is popularly defined as 'shaky paralysis'. "This disease occurs with a lack of a substance called "dopamine" in the brain," he said.

Stating that the symptoms of the disease started to come to light due to dopamine deficiency, Assoc. Dr. Ali Zırh said, “Thirst 'counting money' in the hands, slowing down in movements, not participating in the body sway of the arms and walking sticking to the body, more prominently on one side of the body; Facial condition that can be expressed as 'mask face' together with dulling of gaze and decrease in facial expressions, walking with small steps and leaning forward should make us think that this disease may be in the beginning stage. Regardless of the type, tremor complaints usually occur during daylight hours and are exacerbated when patients are anxious or thoughtful, and when nervous tension increases. During sleep, tremors are not observed," he said.

Most of the patients are over 60 years old.

Saying that the average age at which Parkinson's is diagnosed is usually over 60 years of age, Zırh said, “In 5 to 10 percent of patients, the age of onset of the disease is between 20 and 50. There may be a genetic predisposition factor in Parkinson's, which is seen at a young age. The initial treatment of all movement disorders is drug therapy. It is possible to restore patients to near-normal living standards with drug therapy at the beginning, and with brain batteries, which are surgical interventions in cases where drug therapy is not sufficient. Brain batteries are devices that enable us to deliver electrical current to any point in the human brain, thus suppressing the stimulation of the electrical activity in the brain cells in the area where we give the electrical current.

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“We can define neurosurgery as 'turning back the clock of the disease'. We can bring a 10-year-old Parkinson's patient back to the first years of his disease with a brain battery treatment. We do not eliminate the disease, but significantly improve the motor manifestations of the disease. Thanks to this treatment, people who cannot live independently and who are disconnected from social life have the chance to live independently again, and a significant part of them have the chance to practice their profession again.”

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