More than 50% of the annual cases of Parkinson’s are still undiagnosed. | The USA Print

More than 50% of the annual cases of Parkinson's are still undiagnosed.

More than 50% of the new cases of parkinson They are still undiagnosed, and it is estimated that patients with this disease take a average between 1 and 3 years in getting a correct diagnosis, according to him Brain 360 Institute of Barcelona, specialized in problems of brain health.

On the occasion of the celebration of World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, the institute has reported that it is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in Spain, after the Alzheimer’s, and point out that every year some are diagnosed 10,000 cases of Parkinson’s and there are at least 150,000 people affected in Spain.

The incidence and the prevalence of the disease is between 1.5 and 2 times higher in men than in women, being the beginning of the pathology in women later than in men and emphasizing that there are differences in affectation based on sex, But currently, the cause is still unknown of Parkinson’s and there is no cure either.

The signs and symptoms of this disease vary from person to person, for example, symptoms such as depression, fatigue and pain are more frequent and/or severe in women, while symptoms such as hyponymia (decrease in facial expression), speech problems, rigidity and hypersexuality They are more common in men.

“In the initial stages of Parkinson’s, the face may have slight or no expressions, arms do not swing when walking or speech becomes incomprehensible, the symptoms of the disease go away aggravating as the disease evolves”, explains the director of the Neuroimaging and Neuromodulation Unit of the Brain 360 Institute and professor of Neurosciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Dr. Diego Redolar.

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According to the Brain 360 Institute, the non-invasive brain stimulation works as an adjunctive treatment to the current treatments of the disease and can help with the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s and improve the quality of life of the patient.

This is a technique used at the Brain 360 Institute and has been shown to be effective for the treatment of various clinical processes, psychiatric, psychological and neurological: “Non-invasive brain stimulation allows reduce symptomss derived from Parkinson’s motor disorder and associated symptoms significantly and stop its progression Dr. Diego Redolar has detailed.

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