BRADYKINESIA

What is BRADYKINESIA?

Bradykinesia means an impaired ability to move the body speedily on command. Bradykinesia usually transpires as the cardinal BRADYKINESIAmanifestation of Parkinson’s disease and relates to muscle weakness, rigid muscles, tremors, or medications’ side effects. Bradykinesia not only limits the acceleration and declines the performance of activities but also erases the edgings.

What are the Underlying Causes of BRADYKINESIA?
Bradykinesia often outlines the side effect of a particular medication and, most specifically, Parkinson’s disease. However, the doctors still don’t know what primarily originates the condition.

What are the Symptoms of BRADYKINESIA?

In the upper limbs, bradykinesia can result in difficulty using the hand for fine and quick daily activities. In the lower limbs, unilateral bradykinesia commonly induces dragging of the foot on the ground.  People with Parkinson’s disease may also discern an inability to speak clearly. Speech gets hard to understand as the disease progresses. In addition to that, a person may also feel:

  • Slow movements and reflexes
  • Paralyzed muscles and restricted facial expressions
  • A disturbed walk and dragging of a foot while walking
  • Difficulty with monotonous tasks and trouble performing daily activities.

How do Neurosurgeons diagnose BRADYKINESIA?
When the doctors test for bradykinesia, they will ask the concerned person to conduct fast, repetitive, or alternating hand movements, known as Bradykinesia Akinesia Incoordination Test.  People with bradykinesia generally cannot perform these actions swiftly. The weakness of action can expose in unusual gestures or speech and may even affect how often or quickly you can blink your eyes.

How do Neurosurgeons treat BRADYKINESIA?
Each Doctor may attempt several different treatment options for a person diagnosed with Bradykinesia. Unfortunately, currently, no cure exists for Bradykinesia.

Surgical procedures for BRADYKINESIA
The doctors recommend a surgical procedure known as deep brain stimulation for certain people with Parkinson’s disease. This treatment involves surgically placing the electrodes into specific spots in your brain. Once the electrodes are in position, the patient will have electrical impulses sent to stimulate the brain at electrodes’ sites. This treatment helps typically those with severe Parkinson’s disease who do not respond appropriately to conventional medications.

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