Paromita Ray, a 54-year-old music teacher suddenly felt weak. Her hands and legs were shaking even when she was resting on a couch. A few days later, she felt unsteady while walking and soon was diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease. But by that time the disease was in its advanced stages,
`` Till recently the disease could be diagnosed only by the symptoms. This was one of the main drawbacks related to the treatment of Parkinsonís ``,íí says Rajneesh, a medical student. ``By that time the disease might have reached an advanced stage and then it takes a longer period to control the disease,íí he says.
But recently a study on the Parkinsonís disease stated that the disease can be identified well before the patientís body starts showing symptoms. Some researchers say that the body will develop some proteins which indicate that the person stands a risk of being attacked by a neurodegenerative disorder like Parkinsonís. The indications will appear in the body months before it really shows the symptoms of the disease, they say. These series of proteins can be identified in the blood and spinal fluid of the individual.
It is not merely allopathy that researches into the treatment and curing methods of Parkinsonís disease. There are alternative medicines like Ayurveda which provide effective treatment to control the disease and owing to its efficacy there are a lot of people, including foreigners coming to the Indian soil to undergo parkinson's ayurvedic treatment