Alzheimers And Parkinsons
Parkinson's disease is a shaking palsy, which is a slowly progressive hereditary degenerative disease.
Normally a diseased person feels constant stiffness in muscles. Patients usually ‘freeze’: sitting posture - "stone man" pose, "supplicant" while standing - arms bent at the elbows, hunched back, bowed head, legs slightly bent at the knees and hands are trembling (rocking-type "yes- yes "or" no-no ").
Often these patients have greasy skin, seizures, abdominal pain, drowsiness, anxiety, palpitations.
There are a lot of antiparkinsonian drugs, but almost all of them have many contraindications for various diseases, which occur amongst old people.
Therefore, drugs for Parkinson's disease can only be used strictly under medical supervision, and according to their purpose. The patient who constantly takes antiparkinsonian drugs should be inspected by a neurologist at least one per 2 weeks.
The main way to fight Parkinson's disease is activity. This is the main point that must be understood by the patients and their relatives.
Alongside the range of therapeutic agents and drugs, it is necessary to include biological stimulants: Siberian ginseng, Chinese magnolia vine.
The prognosis for treatment is generally favorable to life, to heal - doubtful.
Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease:
At an early stage:
- Forgetfulness, inability to recall recent events, which gradually progresses
- Inability to recognize familiar objects
- Emotional problems, depression, anxiety
- Apathy (indifference) to the surrounding objects, people and events.
At a later stage:
- Hallucinations, delusions
- The inability to recognize familiar people, even close relatives
- Problems with movement (walking) patients are moving in the "shuffling gait"
- Loss of ability to think and move independently
- In some cases, seizures
Generic Accupril is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and for preventing kidney failure due to hypertension and diabetes.
Generic Aricept is intended to heal symptoms in patients with mild, moderate and advanced Alzheimer's disease.
Generic Artane is used to treat Parkinson's disease, all forms of Parkinson's disease and other lesions of the extrapyramidal system: the disease Little, spastic paralysis of central origin, etc. Artane is particularly suitable for reducing depression syndrome and reduced mental capacity.
Generic Dostinex works by reducing the amount of prolactin (a hormone) that is released from the pituitary gland.
Dostinex is used to treat a hormone imbalance in which there is too much prolactin in the blood (also called hyperprolactinemia).
Generic Eldepryl is used for Parkinson's disease, symptomatic parkinsonism, with an additional treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease who have a background in long-term use of levodopa is marked reduction in the effectiveness of therapy - akinesia (at night or early morning period).
Generic Exelon is used in the treatment of mild to average Alzheimer's disease. Exelon may become less effective as the disease progresses.
Generic Kemadrin is a synthetic anticholinergic drug that affects the central and peripheral cholinergic receptors. Kemadrin is used in connection with this as with Parkinson's disease and epilepsy and other diseases accompanied by convulsive reactions (eclampsia, etc.).
Generic Parlodel is used to treat menstrual irregularities, female infertility, premenstrual syndrome, hyperprolactinemia in men, acromegaly, suppression of lactation, benign breast disease, Parkinson's disease.
Generic Requip is recommended to initiate mediciation, for the initial treatment of Parkinson's disease for the later introduction of levodopa and for delaying the onset of dyskinesias, and than jointly with levodopa for decreasing its dose and monitoring the effect of "on-off".
Generic Sinemet is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease or symptoms such as (eg, shakiness, stiffness, difficulty moving).
Generic Sinemet Controlled-Release is used to treat Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome (except caused by antipsychotic drugs), Post-encephalitic, against a background of cerebrovascular disease, intoxication, toxic substances (including carbon monoxide or manganese).
Generic Symmetrel is prescribed for the treatment of dementia, a specific type of flu called influenza A, traumatic head injury, cocaine withdrawal, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.