Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and complex disease that Dr. Anju Mathur, a Los Angeles Parkinson’s disease expert, is able to help with an all inclusive healing program. Her treatment protocols encompass numerous therapies that can help to improve immune function, reduce toxins, and reduce the effects of Parkinson’s disease. As a part of her comprehensive healing program, Dr. Anju Mathur will use different phases of healing protocols to improve the conditions and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. She is skilled in analyzing patient’s medical history and background, current lifestyle choices, and social habits and then developing a treatment plan that can slow down the degenerative effects of Parkinson’s. Many patients have been able to improve their overall health and wellness levels, while slowing down the effects of Parkinson’s using the therapies and treatment protocols included in the Parkinson’s Back to Wellness Program.
The symptoms of this disease vary from person to person, and earlier signs may go unnoticed. Often, only one side of the body is affected, but over time changes are noticeable on both sides of the body.
Some of the signs and symptoms may include:
Usually shaking begins in the hand, fingers, or limb, and it occurs only on one side of the body. Tremors usually occur when the patient is at rest, and when they perform an activity, the tremor stops. One characteristic movement of this disease is known as pill-rolling, which is when the thumb and index finger make circular movements.
Muscle rigidity is a common factor in Parkinson’s, and it can occur in any part of the body. This stiffness can limit a person’s range of motion and lead to pain.
Many people with Parkinson’s have what is known as a shuffling gait, and they move very slowly from place to place. Because of the slower movement, a person may experience more difficulty performing daily tasks, getting out of a chair, or making activities more time consuming.
Speaking issues may occur from the lack of dopamine that is released in the brain, and patients may notice that they slur their words, become monotone, speak slower or faster, and hesitate before speaking. Some people have no voice inflection with Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease can cause a person to appear bent over when walking, and balance may become an issue with the onset of this disease.
Impaired Unconscious Movements
In Parkinson’s disease, patients may have difficulty performing movements that are usually unconscious, such as swinging the arms, smiling, blinking, or moving their hands when talking. These changes are characteristic of reduced dopamine levels.
Certain genetic mutations have been known to cause Parkinson’s, but these changes are uncommon except when Parkinson’s occurs in families. Some of the complications that can occur with Parkinson’s include thinking difficulties, swallowing issues, sleeping problems, urinary incontinence, and depression or emotional changes.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects movement. Normally, brain cells produce a chemical called dopamine that sends signals to the brain and helps to control movement. Parkinson’s develops when the dopamine producing brain cells die and the brain doesn’t receive enough dopamine to help regulate movement. Most people notice a slight shaking of the hands or fingers initially, but can also affect the arms and legs. Other primary symptoms include stiff muscles, slow movement (bradykinesia), and problems with balance or walking. Other symptoms include writing changes, speech changes, loss of automatic movements (i.e., blinking, smiling, or swinging arms while walking), and rigid muscles. There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but medication can significantly improve symptoms.
San Fernando Valley Parkinson’s Disease Doctor, Anju Mathur M.D. has helped many people with Parkinson’s to slow or improve the symptoms of their disease. Therapies that are a part of her Back to Wellness Program, such as IV Therapies can help patients improve more fully. She also promotes overall life style changes, uses specialized food allergy testing, and environmental toxicity testing, such as heavy metals and mold. Phospholipid Exchange Therapy can detoxify the body at a cellular level, and it may cleanse the cells of systemic toxins to improve overall organ function. Chelation Therapy can also help to detoxify the body, which may improve immune system function and organ health. Dr. Mathur has utilized these therapies to benefit men and women suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s disease.