Monday, 25 January 2021 | 13:45 WIB

Lack of Exercise May Cause Parkinson‘s Disease

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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Dr. Frandy Susatia SpS, neurologist from Siloam Hospital, Kebon Jeruk, said that being lazy to move or exercise can be one of the causes for Parkinson's disease.

"Parkinson's disease occurs because of a lack of dopamine in the brain. It usually occurs in people who are lazy to exercise or move," Frandy said in Jakarta.

At first, people with Parkinson's experience stiffness, hands or feet suddenly tremble, and balance disorders.

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the part of the brain called the basal ganglia which functions to control body movements.

Nerve cells need a balanced amount of neurotransmitters called dopamine and acetylcholine to give signals to cells to control body movements. Meanwhile, Parkinson's sufferers will experience dopamine deficiency in their body.

Other causes of the disease are age, heredity, viral infection, and exposure to hazardous chemicals such as manganese, carbon disulfide, insecticides, trichlorethylene (Tce) and perchlorethylene (Perc) which are solvents of paint and glue.

Although many affect people of the age above 60 years, but not infrequently the disease also affects the younger generation.

Doctor Frandy added that to to eliminate the symptoms of the disease, patients would take several stages of treatment.

"The initial stage will be given oral medication after consultation with a neurologist, the patient can also be injected with botox into the muscle. For the long term treatment to be less effective, it is necessary to carry out internal brain stimulation surgery or DBS."

DBS is an operation to treat tremor, stiffness and slow motion. This surgical technique is done by planting electrodes in certain areas of the inner brain. The electrode is connected to a cable to the battery placed inside the chest as a source of electric current.

The average patient feels an increase in motor repair around 75 percent to 87 percent after being operated on without drugs.

The operation is the standard for healing Parkinson's, which facilitates patient recovery. Even this action has been recognized by the "Food Drug Administration" of the United States.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Dr. Agus Mahendra Inggas SpBS added that when parkinsonic patients undergo brain stimulation surgery, it is very possible that dopamine cells are aroused properly.

"After the cells work optimally, treatment is continued with drugs to be effective," Made said as quoted from Antara.