Parkinson’s disease is a condition that causes a slowing down of all movements, hardening of certain muscles, tremors in the hands and feet, and problems with balance and walking. The condition finds its origin in the nervous system and develops gradually. The disease starts sometimes with a tremor in only one hand that is barely noticeable.
Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a slowing down in movement of the affected person. At the beginning of the disease, the face can show no expression or just a little and the arms cannot swing while walking. The speech can become slurred or soft. As the disease progresses gradually, the symptoms can become worse. Even if the tremor is known mostly as the sign of the disease, the condition causes also stiffness of some muscles, and issues with walking and balance. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease but medications may improve significantly the symptoms. In some cases, doctors can suggest surgery in order to alleviate the symptoms by regulating some areas of the brain.
Parkinson’s disease mainly affects the elderly and involves a lack of dopamine (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. An inherited variation of the disease can also occur in younger people. Early signs of the disease can include sleep disorders, reduced sense of smell, or a deepening of the voice. Later, symptoms such as the typical slowing of movement and tremors appear, as well as the development of a “mask-like” face and a predisposition towards heavy sweating. Sexual function disorders, stomach and intestinal irregularities may also occur.
Parkinson’s disease still has no cure to this day, but the patient’s symptoms can be relieved. Treatment consists of taking dopamine in the form of Levodopa (L-Dopa) or in the administration of dopamine agonists, which mimic the function of dopamine and balance out the lack of production. These medications allow the patient to move more fluidly and lead an independent life.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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