Parkinson’s Disease Review
– Parkinson’s Disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. The symptoms of Parkinson’s usually develop gradually and are mild at first. A person with Parkinson’s Disease may experience a range of physical and psychological symptoms. However, the order in which these develop and their severity are different for each individual.
The three main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease affect physical movement:
- Involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor)
- Slow movement
- Stiff and inflexible muscles
There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, but treatments are available to help relieve the symptoms and maintain your quality of life.
Due to your condition and any medication you are taking, it is important that you have a check-up each year. To help make it easy for you to remember when your check-up is due, the Practice aims see you during the month of your birthday.
Your annual review will be carried out by a Practice Nurse.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I have more than one condition which needs a yearly check-up.
Can I have a single check-up for everything?
Yes. You may need to book a longer appointment with the Practice Nurse. Your nurse will indicate below what length appointment is needed for your combination of conditions.
You will NOT be contacted to remind you that your check-up is due. Near your birthday, please call Portcullis GP Surgery on:
01584 872 939 after 10:00am and make an appointment with a Practice Nurse to discuss your condition. Please book appointment length.