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Conditions Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological movement disorder which leads to depletion of dopamine, a neurotransmitter or chemical which sends signals around the brain. The primary visible symptom of Parkinson’s is tremor (shaking), but it also causes less visible symptoms such as muscle rigidity, movement difficulty, cognitive and sensory disturbances and sleep difficulty.

Parkinson’s disease was considered untreatable until the 1960s. Fortunately, medical and surgical treatments to reduce the symptoms have been developed. Researchers are continuing to search for treatments that can halt or reverse the brain degeneration which underlies Parkinson’s symptoms.

Dr Julian Rodrigues is a neurologist who specialises in the treatment of movement disorders and has developed Australian treatment guidelines for Parkinson’s disease.

To discuss Parkinson’s disease treatments and cost, please contact our office.

Video: Treatment hub | Channel 9 News

Treatment hub | 9News
9 News has been given a rare exclusive look at a new streamlined surgical procedure used to treat Parkinson’s disease at Perth’s Hollywood Private Hospital.

Watch the 9 News story here.

 

Video: Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease: Barry’s story

Barry: DBS for Parkinson's desease video
Barry was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease eight years ago. After years of medications, he decided to try deep brain stimulation  with Dr Rodrigues.

Watch Barry’s story here.