Martina Feichter studied biology in Innsbruck with an optional subject in pharmacy and also immersed herself in the world of medicinal plants. From there it was not far to other medical topics that still captivate her today. She trained as a journalist at the Axel Springer Academy in Hamburg and has been working for lifelikeinc.com since 2007 - first as an editor and since 2012 as a freelance author.More about the lifelikeinc.com experts Parkinson's disease Certain neurons in the brain die. Patients can only slow down and their muscles become stiff. Arms and legs begin to tremble in peace. Many patients also have problems thinking and become demented. Read here: What is Parkinson exactly? Who is affected? How does he express himself? What treatment options are there?
ICD codes for this disease: ICD codes are internationally valid medical diagnosis codes. They are found e.g. in medical reports or on incapacity certificates. G21G22G20ArtikelübersichtParkinson
- Parkinson's disease
- Examinations and diagnosis
- Disease course and prognosis
Parkinson's: short overview
- Typical symptoms: Slow movements, lack of exercise, muscle stiffness, shaking at rest, lack of stability of the upright posture, rigid facial expressions
- Causes:Parkinson's disease: dying of dopamine-producing cells in the brain; secondary to Parkinson's disease: other disorders, drugs or intoxications; Genetic Parkinson's syndrome: genetic changes
- Important investigations: Physical and neurological examination, L-Dopa test, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Treatment options: Medications (like Levo-Dopa), physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, deep brain stimulation (THS)
Stiff muscles, slowed movements and trembling hands are typical features of Parkinson's disease.