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Are your Parkinson’s symptoms disrupting your life?

We offer unique, personalised, therapy called Deep Brain Stimulation, giving your life back to you.

What is Parkinson's?

Parkinson’s is a movement disorder that affects approximately 145,000 people in the UK and over ten million people worldwide. It is both progressive – meaning it advances over time – and degenerative, because it is characterised by a continuous decline of dopamine-producing cells in the motor region of the brain. Dopamine is an important chemical substance that the brain uses to regulate movement. Its decline in Parkinson’s  reduces patients’ ability to control or initiate movement, resulting in symptoms like tremor, slow movement, rigidity and postural instability.


Causes

Even though Parkinson's  was first described over 200 years ago, its exact cause is still unknown. A few studies suggest that it may be genetic, but only about 15 percent of people with Parkinson's  have a family history of it. Most scientists believe that it's caused by a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors.


Symptoms

Motor symptoms can make the activities of everyday life challenging.  

 

Tremor

 

Speech problem

 

Postural Instability

 

Rigidity

Non-motor symptoms: Even though Parkinson’s is a movement disorder, the non-motor symptoms can have just as a big impact on your quality of life.

 

Fatigue

 

Insomnia

 

Depression or mood problems

 

Pain


Treatment Options

Whilst every journey is different, there are various treatment options that could improve your quality of life.


Patient Support

In the past 50 years there have been discoveries that have revolutionised our understanding of Parkinson’s and the brain. 

There are several trials happening to either slow the progression of Parkinson’s down, stop Parkinson’s and even potentially reverse Parkinson’s. 

Keep up to date with all the research and resources going on to support the cure for Parkinson’s here. 

 

To increase awareness and understanding, Boston Scientific actively participates in community education and builds strong relationships with the local Parkinson’s community.


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