Be alert to Parkinson’s disease at the age of 55
The incidence of Parkinson’s disease in the elderly over 55 years old is about 1%, and nearly 2 million people are sick.
A serious reality is that the survey found that up to 50%-60% of patients with Parkinson’s disease did not seek medical treatment!
The consequence of not being able to receive treatment in a timely manner is that the patient gradually loses his ability to move, and he cannot take care of himself and impose a heavy burden on himself and his family.
Parkinson’s disease mainly affects the elderly over 55 years old, with a higher age and higher incidence, so the elderly and their families can be vigilant.
銆€銆€The early manifestations of Parkinson’s disease are hand-shake. Many people think that they are older, and their hands are a little shaken, not a problem.
In fact, most patients with Parkinson’s disease initially showed hand shake, and some people in Shanghai called “shake disease.”
First, the initial hand and / or foot shake, characterized by resting tremor, that is, the limb is slightly at rest, recovering or stopping during exercise, and rhythmic.
As the condition worsens, tremors may occur in the legs, chin, lips, and head.
銆€銆€The muscles are stiff and feel the neck is hard, the waist is hard, the muscles are stiff, and the movement is not flexible.
Some patients report self-reported “cramps” or “fractures.”
This is due to an increase in the patient’s muscle tone.
Patients with initial muscle stiffness often progress rapidly and must go to the hospital as soon as possible.
銆€銆€The dyskinesia walks more and more slowly, does not swing the arm, is difficult to open, and has small steps, it is not easy to stop (sweeping gait).
The progress of the disease is often manifested in the small things in daily life. The patient’s original life can take care of himself, and gradually needs help from others. He can’t tie buttons, use chopsticks, get up the armrests, and change his expression (mask face); beautiful handwriting is gone, wordsThe smaller the writing, the smaller (lower case); the original sound is loud, and later the speech is ambiguous, the tone is low, and some patients have symptoms such as depression.
銆€銆€Some of the early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are atypical and can easily be misdiagnosed as other diseases.
The neck is hard and the waist is hard and can be mistaken for cervical spondylosis or lumbar spondylosis; some people have a sore arm pain that is diagnosed as a joint or muscle problem, and some mental symptoms are treated as neurosis or dementia.
In short, the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is currently a problem in the world, mainly relying on the doctor’s clinical experience, under the current medical level, the diagnosis must be in the conditional hospital neurology.
Older people should know a little about the basics of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Once you find suspicious symptoms, go to the neurology department in time to avoid delays in treatment.
銆€銆€Parkinson’s disease should be treated in time to delay Parkinson’s disease, but this is not to say that Parkinson’s disease will change life, but the quality of life of patients will be damaged.
After five years of illness, more than 30% of patients will have varying degrees of disability. Getting up every day, washing, dressing, walking, and even taking medicine can become a test.
Early detection of early treatment is very important to improve the quality of life and daily living ability of patients.
According to clinical observations, early diagnosis and early treatment can make the patient’s life in the first three years almost the same as ordinary people, and may delay the process of worsening the disease.
銆€銆€The medical profession has developed or is currently developing a number of methods for treating Parkinson’s disease, but all methods are currently aimed at controlling symptoms.
At present, the most common clinical use is drug therapy, the main purpose is to relieve the patient’s symptoms by supplementing the patient’s missing dopamine.
The goal of treatment is to control symptoms and try to maintain the patient’s ability to take care of themselves.
When taking medications for Parkinson’s disease, follow the doctor’s advice.
The patient must cooperate with the doctor, adhere to long-term treatment, adjust the drug dosage and medication time according to the doctor’s instructions, and make all necessary records. Never stop or change the dose at will.
At the same time, we must adhere to the necessary physical exercise under the guidance of a doctor.
Some seriously ill patients will recommend surgery, but surgery can not cure the disease, only relieve the disease, and still need medication after the operation.
Therefore, the demand for drugs in Parkinson’s patients is a lifetime.
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