Parkinson's is a disease of the Central Nervous System in which the motor function of the body starts getting affected in the initial stage and the non motor functions start deteriorating at a later stage. The first symptoms of Parkinson's are involuntary shaking of the hands, difficulty in walking, stiffness in the body, slowness of movements. At a later stage dementia, sleep disorders, anxiety which are non motor functions start getting affected. The exact cause of Parkinson's is not known but it is definitely caused by genetic factors and environmental conditions. Parkinson's disease mostly occur in patients above the age of 60 and strange as it may sound but people who consume tobacco or drink tea, coffee are less likely to get Parkinson's as compared to others. Parkinson's was not much known in India before celebrities like Ronald Reagen, former US President and world renowned boxer Mohammad Ali were found to be suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
The symptoms of Parkinson's are the best way for any neurologist to diagnose the onset of the disease. Some investigations like MRI are done to rule out other causes of these symptoms like tremors and imbalance in the body. Once it is established that these symptoms are not caused by other conditins it is assumed to be because of Parkinson's. Someetimes the patients are put on anti-parkinson's medication and if the motor function improves then this is also a way of conforming the presence of the disease. Regular exercise can not only prevent the disease but also slows the progression of the disease.
There is no cure for Parkinson's disease but certain medications, surgery, physiotherapy and some alternative therapies are known to have slowed the progression of the disease. The medicine for Parkinson's will have effect in the early stage but would slowly lose that effect as the disease progresses. Physical Therapy is one of the best treatment for slowing the progression of the disease.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa is one of the most qualified and extensively trained Neurosurgeon for the treatment of Parkinson's at Bahra Hospital. Parkinson's is a very debilitating disease and makes the patient dependent on others for doing most of the daily routine as the disease progresses. The cost of treatment is not very high as there is little medication which is given in such cases and most of the treatment is focussed on physical therapy which is not a very costly proposition in India. Most of the exercises which the physiotherapists will prescribe can be done on the own or with the help of family members. Dr JS Randhawa is one of the most renowned neurosurgeon in India who has done pioneering work in the management of Parkinson's in India. Dr Randhawa did his Neurosurgery course from the prestigious AFMC, Pune. For the last 10 years he has been associated with reputed private hospitals like Fortis Hospital, New Delhi and several others.
Dr Ankush Randhawa is one of the leading Physical Therapists in India who has successfully managed scores of Parkinson's patients who have been able to slow the progression of the disease and live a life very close to normal for a very long period of time.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.
Spread over 12 acres campus, this is the biggest hospital in the Tricity. The hospital which currently has 250 beds will be expanded to 1200 beds. Watch this Virtual Tour
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