Bangalore, July 13 (IBNS): Healthcare major Columbia Asia Referral Hospital has launched its Parkinsonís and Movement Disorder clinic in Yeshwanthpur town in Bangalore.
The doctors at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital cited a case history that prompted them to launch the clinic.
Hitesh Gupta (name changed) had regular tremors on the left side of his body. He was also suffering from slowness in body movement, postural issues and slowness in speech.
Despite all medications, Guptaís case started deteriorating. The prolonged use of medications resulted in various other complications including frequent hallucination.
It is when Guptaís family decided to approach the doctors at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur.
A team of doctors led by Dr Guruprasad, Consultant, Neurologist defined the disease to Guptaís family and helped them overcome the phobia.
Subsequently, a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), an advanced surgical procedure, was performed on Gupta. Today Gupta is leading a normal life and his medications have come down by 90 per cent, said doctors.
ďDBS surgeries and lesioning surgeries are done through a small hole drilled in the head. These are high precision surgeries guided by latest neuro-navigation techniques. Patient is awake during the surgery so as to enable us to assess the response in the operation theatre,Ē said Dr Raghuram, Consultant, Neuro Surgeon, Columbia Asia Hospital, who performed the surgery on Gupta.
According to the doctors, in many cases people ignore Parkinsonís symptoms as a natural result of age due to lack of adequate awareness.
It is with this thought to encourage people to get timely treatment and create awareness on Parkinsonís, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwanthpur, will be organizing a ĎParkinson's and Movement Disordersí Clinic every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30 am and 11.30 am.
The hospital is also conducting a free Parkinsonís screening programme from July 16th to 20th July between 2 pm and 4 pm.
The team of high profile consultants at the hospital will help patients manage all aspects of the complex condition through an integrated approach including counseling of the patients and their relatives.
The screening programme would also include complete history and clinical examination by the physician and intervention by Movement Disorder specialists, if required.
ďA Parkinsonís diagnosis invariably changes the life of a patient, but a patientís ability to function with the disease depends on their positive outlook towards life and the disease. People with mild symptoms may end up suffering more as they limit themselves mentally.
"Patients should never give up on the fight in their minds. If they do, the disease will overpower and overwhelm them, eventually taking control,Ē said Guruprasad.