Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system. It causes tremors (especially in the hands) and rigidity (especially in the face). The disease affects men and women equally, primarily after age 60. However, approximately 10 percent of those with the disease are under age 40. Although no cure for the disease is available at this time, drug therapy can help alleviate the symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Shaking
  • Poor balance
  • Stiffness and rigid limbs
  • Walking problems
  • Extremely slow movement
  • Involuntary eye closure

Secondary symptoms may include the following.

  • Memory loss
  • Constipation
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Dementia
  • Speech, breathing, swallowing problems
  • Stooped posture

Causes

Parkinson’s disease is caused by the loss of brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter (brain chemical) dopamine, which affects muscle activity. The brain’s inability to produce enough of these cells may be due to environmental factors (such as toxins or viruses), heredity, certain other brain chemicals, the aging process, and heroine use.

Integrative Medicine Treatment Options

We combine the best of conventional medicine with the best of complementary and alternative therapies to give you optimal results.

Here are some options we use at Alliance Integrative Medicine LOCATED IN Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Herbal Therapies, Supplements & Medication

Our Parkinson’s disease patients come to us from Hyde Park, Loveland, Westchester/Liberty Township, Mason and Indian Hill as well as Finneytown, Reading, Springdale, Terrace Park, Blue Ash and from all across the U.S.