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How Do Tremor And Parkinson’s Disease Differ? - Dr. Shivam Mittal


While both tremor and #ParkinsonsDisease are associated with a constant involuntary shaking of the limbs, there are certain slight differences between the two, which is why they also have different treatment approaches. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How Do Tremor And Parkinson’s Disease Differ? - Dr. Shivam Mittal

Both tremor and Parkinsons disease are
neurological disorders involving involuntary
shaking of different parts of the body due to
functional defects in the nervous system. In
both the cases, the brain fails to send signals
to the nerves to control the movement of
muscles. This causes involuntary movements of the
limbs, and probably the face and jaws too,
resulting in frustration and embarrassment for
patients. In spite of being so similar in
symptoms, both tremor and Parkinsons disease
differ and have different treatments. As a
layman, you may or may not be able to
differentiate between the two, which is why it is
always recommended to consult a movement
disorders specialist who can diagnose the
particular problem and provide appropriate
treatment for the same. Dr. Shivam Mittal is one
such specialist who has immense skill, knowledge,
and experience to diagnose and treat any
movement disorder. In fact, he is the most
renowned doctor one seeks for a Parkinsons
disease and tremor treatment in Bangalore.
  • How is tremor or Parkinsons identified?
  • Now you may wonder that when the two disorders
    are so similar, and there is no definitive
    physical test that can tell one from the other,
    how doctors identify which movement disorder it
    is from the two.
  • First and foremost, the doctor would enquire all
    about the patients medical history, including
    any past or current medications. Another enquiry
    will be about the family

  • history. Then, the physical symptoms will be
    closely observed, including shaking, facial
    expression, walking, and balance. Also, muscle
    rigidity will be checked for. Reflexes are
    tested, and motor coordination is observed. Also,
    patients are made to write a piece of paragraph.
  • Once all of the above checks have been made, the
    doctor may execute SPECT, a new type of CT scan
    that detects the level of dopamine uptake in the
    brain, which is a neurotransmitter responsible
    to send signals from the brain to the muscles for
    movement. If the brain cells
  • seem to longer function, the case is probably
    that of Parkinsons, and not tremor.
  • From all the above checks, it can be easily
    identified whether the ailment is tremor or
    Parkinsons, because there a few slight
    differences between both.
  • Tremor Patients suffering from tremor have
    problems with only balance and shaking of the
    hands, head, and voice with symptoms being only
    of high and fast frequency. Tremor affects both
    sides of the body. There is a family history of
    tremor in more than 50 of the cases. Tremor
    patients have large and tremulous handwriting.
  • Parkinsons disease Patients suffering from
    Parkinsons disease have problems of balance and
    shaking, along with slowness in movement and
    rigidity of the muscles. The disease affects the
    hands, legs, and jaws but rarely the head and
    voice, with symptoms being of low and slow
    frequency. Parkinsons disease starts with one
    side of the body, and then progresses to the
    other side. There is rarely any family history in
    the case of Parkinsons. The patients suffering
    from Parkinsons have a smaller and slower
  • Why is an early diagnosis recommended?
  • As soon as you identify any symptoms of shaking
    or involuntary movement within your body, it is
    recommended to immediately consult a specialist
    because an early diagnosis can reduce problems
    and further growth of the issue. Also, the
    diagnosis must be done by not any doctor,
    physician, or neurosurgeon but rather a movement
    disorder specialist who has the expertise to
    offer a different treatment approach for both
    tremor and Parkinsons. Different inventions
    have different results in both tremor and
    Parkinsons patients in regards to symptoms
    progression, and quality of life. So, whenever
    you notice any kind of consistent and
    involuntary shaking in your hands, legs, or head,
    you must immediately seek assistance to get the
    finest Parkinsons disease or tremor treatment in
    Bangalore, whatever you are diagnosed with.
  • For more information, visit http//www.parkinsons