PARKINSONISM

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Parkinsonism is a disorder characterised by tremors, twitching, trembling, bradykinesia, stiffness and rigidity causing gait and postural imbalances. It is present in many disease conditions especially in Parkinson’s Disease from which it derives its name.

CAUSES OF PARKINSONISM

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases Parkinson Plus Syndrome
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Vascular disorders
  • Drugs
  • Toxins
  • Trauma
  • Neoplasms
  • Immune Mediated
  • Infections

PARKINSONISM PRESENTS ITSELF IN FOLLOWING DISEASES

NON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Rapid Onset Dystonia Parkinsonism
  • Autosomal Recessive Juvenile Parkinsonism
  • X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism
  • Parkin Mutation (Hereditary Juvenile Dystonia)
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Fronto-Temporal Dementia
  • Gertsmenn Straussler Scheinker Syndrome
  • Progressive Supra-neuclear Palsy
  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
  • Multiple System Atrophy (Shy Drager Syndrome)
  • Lytico Bodig Disease (ALS complex of Guam)
  • Neuroacanthocytosis
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofusinosis
  • Pantothenate-Kinase Associated Neurodegeneration
  • Hutington’s Disease
  • Wilson’s Disease
  • Binswanger’s Disease
  • Hyopthyroidism
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
  • Encephalitis Lethargica
  • HIV/AIDS

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR PARKINSONISM

While treating Parkinsonism its of utmost importance to first diagnose the underlying cause and treat the cause first.

Certain Homeopathic medicines that can be administered based on Symptomatic presentation and pathological background examples given are theraputic based, relate patients symptoms to that of medicine before selecting.

  • TERRENTULA HISPANICA – Well indicated in patients with Parkinson’s due to neurodegenerative disorders. Orthostatic Tremors.
  • GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS – psychosomatic reasons of parkinsonism. Orthostatic tremors.
  • RUTA GRAVEOLENS – Parkinsonism due to neoplasms in Central nervous system.
  • LYSINUM/HYDROPHOBINUM/LAC CANNUM – Typically suits in cases of parkinsonism with dementia of Lytico-Bodig disease
  • BELLADONNA – Typically suits well in cases of partnsonism due to inflamatory or congestive or infective origin like that in Creutzfeldt-Jacob’s disease and Encephailitis Lethargica.
  • ARNICA MONTANA – Typically Suits well ni cases of parkinsonism due to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
  • BAPTISIA TINCTORIA – Parkinsonism accompanying delirium typically of infective origin
  • NUX VOMICA – Typically suits well in cases with parkinsonism due to bad effects of drugs and toxins.
  • CROTALUS HORRIDUS
  • LACHESIS
  • HYOCYAMUS
  • ACONITUM NEPALLUS
  • AGARICUS MUSCARIOUS
  • DIGITALIS PURPUREA

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