Treatment in the course of Parkinson's disease
Remaining independent with Parkinson's, feeling good and actively participating in everyday life - we want to achieve these goals for our patients. In addition to maintaining mobility and mobility, this also includes improving concentration, alertness and the reliable functioning of the stomach, intestines, urinary bladder and circulation. The treatment recommendations therefore include a special physiotherapy exercise program, speech therapy treatment and training of memory and concentration. The nutritional recommendations aim at the optimal effect of the Parkinson's medication, the support of the bowel function and an adequate supply of nutrients. In the course of Parkinson's disease, we pay attention to a safe swallowing function and teach swallowing training under speech therapy guidance.
Strong circulation in Parkinson's disease
A lot can depend on a strong circulation in Parkinson's disease. This includes concentration, attention and memory, but also physical fitness and mobility. This includes adjusting the medication and dosages taken up to that point so that side effects that cause dizziness are avoided as far as possible. However, before drugs are used specifically to strengthen the circulatory system, we first exhaust all non-medicinal measures and aids that reduce circulatory dizziness.
How do I practice properly? Getting started with the daily exercise program is often easier if the cardiovascular training is carried out under the specific guidance of a physiotherapist. We would be happy to coordinate this for you. In the long term, the motivation can be significantly strengthened if the circulatory training takes place in the group, for example as part of rehab sports. We have specific recommendations for you for this. A few specific behavioral recommendations and easily practicable exercises to strengthen the leg muscles can make the circulation more stable and resilient.
Control of the bladder in Parkinson's disease
What can be done to improve bladder function in Parkinson's? To do this, we work closely with neurourological colleagues and check whether the conversion of the existing drug treatment and some non-drug recommendations can help. The spectrum of treatment methods is diverse and ranges from bladder training to the use of medication and neuromodulation. To monitor the success of the treatment, the ANS Clinic offers your patients an electronic diary.
Pain-free with Parkinson's disease
It is not uncommon for abnormal sensations and pain to interfere with well-being in the context of Parkinson's disease. Back pain and shoulder pain can be caused, for example, by Parkinson's-related poor posture and stiffness on one side of the body. Polyneuropathy in Parkinson's disease, i.e. the disease of nerve fibers can be associated with pain and abnormal sensations in the legs and possibly also arms. To relieve pain, we naturally use physiotherapy and manual therapy in combination with medication, but also physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture. The latter are available from us in the Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf. Depending on the cause of the pain and the severity of your pain, we will work with you to choose the most suitable pain treatment.
Restful sleep in Parkinson's disease
Sleep disorders can accompany the early phase of Parkinson's disease and increase in frequency as the disease progresses. That is why we pay special attention to improving your sleep. On the basis of sleep disorders in the context of Parkinson's disease, it becomes clear how much physical and psychological well-being during the day can depend on relaxation at night. Disturbances caused by frequent emptying of the bladder at night, restricted mobility, nocturnal breathing disorders with snoring, but also nightmares accompanied by restlessness and vigorous movements contribute to this. In order to be able to treat the cause of unrefreshing sleep in a targeted manner, we use sleep medical diagnostics and a wide range of possibilities, which range from non-drug recommendations for sleep improvement, medical treatment to providing a breathing mask to avoid nocturnal lack of oxygen and various relaxation techniques .