May 18, 2024

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Fortis Mohali offers cutting edge DBS and specialised diet based therapies for Parkinson disease patients

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Dr Sudesh Prabhakar

Mohali, April 10, 2024: Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder, which causes tremors, falls and slow movements. To recognise the warning signs of Parkinson’s, and to highlight the importance of diet and timing of medicine to manage the disease effectively, the department of neurology at Fortis Hospital Mohali will organise an awareness talk at the Fortis Auditorium 3rd floor on April 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 am (Free for Parkinson Patients).

Experts from Fortis Mohali including Dr Sudesh Prabhakar director neurology, Dr Nishit Sawal consultant neurology and Dr Shivani Juneja consultant, Clinical pharmacology will be emphasising early detection which can help improve the quality of life for patients. The treatment options include medications, diet, based therapies, and deep brain stimulation.

Millets are small seeded, nutritional grains such as jowar, Bajra, Ragi, kangani, Kuttu, etc. Millet based diets improve absorption of medicines used for Parkinson’s leading to Metro control of disease for this Fortis Hospital Mohali is currently the only institute offering millet-based diet therapy.

Dr Nishit Sawal

Dr Nishit Sawal explained that the absorption of L-dopa, the main drug for Parkinson’s increases many fold if given via LCAS formulation (Liquid carbidopa ascorbic acid solution (LCAS ). This is useful, especially in advanced disease when the effect of tablets decreases and stay for a lesser time.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Deep-brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes inside the brain to produce electrical impulses. The surgery helps improve motor complications in patients with Parkinson’s disease which are not responding to medicines. Fortis Hospital Mohali is the first private hospital in Northern India to Pioneer DBS for PD and is the only hospital in North India having a team of Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, Neuro radiologist and Neuro anaesthesia for DBS procedure. Fortis Hospital, Mohali has done the maximum number of DBS procedures in North India.

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